[racket] Parens/string quotes automatic behavior

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Wed May 22 12:18:23 EDT 2013

On May 22, 2013, at 7:07 AM, Laurent wrote:

> Hi,
> The new behavior of automatic parenthesis matching is really nice, but there is one problem with string quotes.
> For example, if the cursor is in the middle of a string and I type the string-quote symbol ", it places a quote which cuts the current string and leaves the right part in a bad syntax.
> Most of the time, when I type a quote inside a string, it's because I want to split the string in two parts. 
> To do that, I have to type string-quote, string-quote, delete (to remove the extra string-quote added by the paren-match behavior), and left to go back between the two strings, which is mildly annoying.
> Would it be possible (unless problematic) to have the default paren-match behavior for strings that splits the string instead of inserting a single string-quote, possibly unless the left symbol is a backslash?

+1. I've developed a reflex to compensate for this, which is double-quote double-quote double-quote delete left-arrow… which is a bit painful.


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