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RE: Need help with show-paren-mode


From: Bingham, Jay
Subject: RE: Need help with show-paren-mode
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:16:28 -0500

Klaus,

Thanks for the pointing out the correct place to get the latest version of 
mic-paren.  I did not look very hard yesterday to see if I could find a newer 
version than 3.2 which is the latest one that I have.  Neither of the two 
locations where I looked had newer versions 
(http://user.it.uu.se/~mic/emacs.shtml had 3.2 and 
http://www.gnusoftware.com/Emacs/Lisp/ had 2.0).  
It would be nice if the maintainers of both these sites would point to the 
correct place to get the latest version, now that it seems to have found a 
permanent home.
Using the search engine at vivisimo.com I found 58 references to mic-paren.el.  
All that I looked at with the exception of the wiki site contain or point to 
old versions.


-_
J_)
C_)ingham
.    HP - NonStop Austin Software & Services - Software Product Assurance
.    Austin, TX
. Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade in public.
. Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire.          -Dr. George W. Crane-

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Klaus Berndl [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent:   Tuesday, September 17, 2002 6:13 AM
To:     address@hidden
Subject:        Re: Need help with show-paren-mode

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Jay Bingham wrote:

>  I use mic-paren (http://user.it.uu.se/~mic/emacs.shtml) for parenthesis
>  matching. I just did a very simple test with 21 levels of nesting it
>  appears to work correctly. That is what I would recommend.

I would recommend this package too (i'm the maintainer :-) but i would also
recommend to use the latest version and also to use the only actual
download-site which is http://www.emacswiki.org/elisp/. The ELL
(http://www.anc.ed.ac.uk/~stephen/emacs/ell.html) has also a valid link to
this site.

http://user.it.uu.se/~mic/emacs.shtml does not longer contain actual versions
of mic-paren.el. The version 3.2 contained on that website is very old!
Current version is 3.7!

Ciao,
Klaus

>  
>  Here is the long description from the file header:
>  
> ;;; mic-paren.el is an extension and replacement to the packages paren.el
> ;;; and stig-paren.el for Emacs. When mic-paren is active (it is activated
> ;;; when loaded) Emacs normal parenthesis matching is deactivated. Instead
> ;;; parenthesis matching will be performed as soon as the cursor is
> ;;; positioned at a parenthesis. The matching parenthesis (or the entire
> ;;; expression between the parenthesises) is highlighted until the cursor
> ;;; is moved away from the parenthesis. Features include:
> ;;; o Both forward and backward parenthesis matching (simultaneously if
> ;;;   cursor is between two expressions).
> ;;; o Indication of mismatched parenthesises.
> ;;; o Recognition of "escaped" (also often called "quoted") parenthesises.
> ;;; o Option to match "escaped" parens too, especially in (La)TeX-mode
> ;;;   (e.g. matches expressions like "\(foo bar\)" properly).
> ;;; o Offers two functions as replacement for forward-sexp and
> ;;;   backward-sexp which handle properly quoted parens (s.a.). These new
> ;;;   functions can automatically be bounded to the orgiginal binding of
> ;;;   the standard forward-sexp and backward-sexp functions.
> ;;; o Option to activate matching of paired delimiter (i.e. characters with
> ;;;   syntax '$'). This is useful for writing in LaTeX-mode for example.
> ;;; o Option to select in which situations (always, never, if match, if
> ;;;   mismatch) the entire expression should be highlighted or only the
> ;;;   matching parenthesis.
> ;;; o Message describing the match when the matching parenthesis is
> ;;;   off-screen (vertical and/or horizontal). Message contains the
> ;;;   linenumber. Option to select in which cases this message should be
> ;;;   displayed.
> ;;; o Optional delayed highlighting (useful on slow systems),
> ;;; o Functions to activate/deactivate mic-paren.el is provided.
> ;;; o Numerous options to control the behaviour and appearance of
> ;;;   mic-paren.el.
>  
>  -_ J_) C_)ingham . HP - NonStop Austin Software & Services - Software
>  Product Assurance . Austin, TX . Language is the apparel in which your
>  thoughts parade in public. . Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire.
>  -Dr. George W. Crane-
>  
>   -----Original Message-----
>  From:        Christopher Balz [mailto:address@hidden 
>  Sent:        Monday, September 16, 2002 1:01 AM
>  To:  address@hidden
>  Subject:     Need help with show-paren-mode
>  
>  This has always worked for me until now, when I am dealing with many
>  levels of indentation.  The interpreter does not find error with the
>  code but show-paren-mode loses parentheses matching after 15 or so
>  levels of nesting.  Is there a setting that I can change to make
>  show-paren-mode capable of dealing with this level of matching?
>  
>  This is the code that I use in my .emacs file to set parentheses
>  matching:
>  
>  (show-paren-mode 1)
>  
>   emacs4ever,
>    - cb
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