[OS X TeX] Customize brackets/braces/parens/delimiters TexShop matching

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Sun Feb 11 22:01:26 EST 2018

Juan Avevedo.

You'll pardon my somewhat grumpy response. Last night I saw Parsifal at the Met in New York City.
The (glorious) opera started at 7:00 pm and ended at 1:00 am. I got back to my hotel at 1:30 am,
got up at 6:00 to go to the airport, and just flew completely across the United States.

I'm looking at the sentence suggesting that TeXShop pair quotation marks, saying "I reckon that in this
case there shouldn't be a problem with the pairing. It's just a matter of telling TeXShop to recognize them as 
additional delimiters."

Have you thought this through? I could just add " to the list for <. Then you could only click on the left
quotation. If I did that, lots of people would file a bug report. Maybe I should search both left and right. 
Then I couldn't add to existing code; I'd have to write all new code. 

Maybe TeXShop  should search backward, making sure that there are an odd number of 
quotation marks earlier (the match and then lots of pairs). If that
failed, maybe it should search forward, with the same logic. Suddenly you are telling me that to find a simple
match, I should search backward and forward through what could be a 1000 pages of source code for a book.
Then people would complain that TeXShop is no longer responsive..

You don't have to be a programmer think about such issues. Just tell me what to do in English, but make sure
you have considered every possible case and worried about performance issues.


> On Feb 11, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Juan Acevedo <juan.acevedo at gmx.net> wrote:
> Thanks Herb. 
> I’m using XeLaTeX, inputing directly «guillemets» and double “quotation marks”. I reckon that in this case there shouldn’t be a problem with the pairing as with $$ and others. It’s just a matter of telling TeXShop to recognize them as additional delimiters, to make them “active” for the editor, so to say. Any one here knows how to do that? I’ve been looking at the TeXSop package content folders… but no luck so far.
> Cheers,
> J

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