[TxMt] Re: Balancing parentheses near strings

Jacob Rus jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Wed Aug 9 00:21:40 UTC 2006

cormullion at mac.com wrote:
> I can't figure this out...
> Here's some text:
> (this is a parenthesis in quotes "(")
> If I put the caret before or after the final quotation and choose 
> Select>Enclosing Brackets, TextMate selects the second opening 
> parenthesis and the closing parenthesis. Also, no text is selected with 
> the caret anywhere else.
> How can I teach TextMate that parentheses between quotation marks 
> shouldn't be considered for a match? I want something like "Ignore 
> parentheses that are in strings" but i can't see how to do that...

As far as I know, the select enclosing brackets command doesn't know 
anything about scopes.  So you can't really do what you want I don't think.

Incidentally, as a lisper, you should take a look at the extend current 
parens command in the Experimental bundle.  It does some neat stuff.


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