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bug#9461: 24.0.50; Weird behaviour in "show-parent-mode"


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#9461: 24.0.50; Weird behaviour in "show-parent-mode"
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 01:06:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Dani Moncayo <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Why is Emacs trying to match the first "\" with the last ")"?
>>
>> Because that's where scan-sexps moves to.
>
> The question is: does that make sense?
>
> To put it more clear: write "abc\(def\)".  Just after typing the ")",
> Emacs tries to match that ")" with the "a".  That doesn't make much
> sense, no?

abc\(def\) is a single sexp (a symbol).

Andreas.

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