Re: [code] Disabling auto-complete boxes and bracket matching in comments

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:27:30 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Hi Rob,

On Mon, 9 Dec 2013, Rob Kendrick wrote:

> I've hunted for what seems hours (about 4 minutes) and cannot find a way
> of disabling the autocomplete and bracket/quote matching in comments.
> Is there a way of doing this that I've missed?

Not fully tested, but you want to connect to the `events.CHAR_ADDED` event
to "undo" the added character when you're within a comment:

     events.connect(events.CHAR_ADDED, function(c)
       local M = textadept.editing
       if not M.AUTOPAIR then return end
       local match = (M.char_matches[buffer:get_lexer(true)] or
       local style = buffer.style_at[buffer.current_pos - 2]
       if match and buffer.selections == 1 and
          buffer.style_name[style] == 'comment' then


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