Re: Feature request: intelligently exclude single quote character from AUTOPAIR

From: phayz <russelldicken....at.gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:20:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Sep 6, 5:15 am, Robert <ro....at.web.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 3:52 PM, mitchell <c....at.caladbolg.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
>
> > On Sun, 4 Sep 2011, phayz wrote:
>
> >> I often use Textadept not for code editing but for editing of files in
> >> XML format, most often documentation. Within this documentation I'm
> >> often using the single quote character (') in English to indicate
> >> ownership - e.g. Mitchell's dog. :D When I type the single quote
> >> character here though, it's automatically paired and I need to delete
> >> the second one.
>
> >> My feature request is that the single quote character only be AUTOPAIR-
> >> ed if the character is not immediately followed by the letter 's'.
>
> > When you are not writing code, are you using the default 'container' lexer?
> > If so, I will add logic to the code to not autopair quotes in the
> > 'container' lexer. That would solve your problem and not require any
> > complicated logic.
>
> Something along the lines of
>
> events.connect(events.CHAR_ADDED, function()
>   local buffer = buffer
>   local s_char = string.char
>   if s_char(buffer.char_at[buffer.current_pos - 3]):match('%w\\') then
>     if s_char(buffer.char_at[buffer.current_pos - 2]) == "'" and
>        s_char(buffer.char_at[buffer.current_pos]) == "'" then
>          buffer.clear()
>     end
>   end
> end)
>
> might work. Should delete the ' to the right if before the left ' is
> either a char or a escape character when inserting another char or a
> space.
> Howeever, no idea if it's a good idea to check this on every char insert.
>
> Robert
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> > mitchell
>
> >> The logic behind this might be something like:
>
> >> (In a-character-has-been-pressed module)
> >> if previous character was a single quote then
> >>  if the current character is "s"
> >>   then insert into the buffer "s"
> >>  else to the standard AUTOPAIR logic
>
> >> I'm re-evaluating Textadept as my primary editor and if I stick with
> >> it I'll try adding this logic to AUTOPAIR code myself. If someone else
> >> wants to try it themselves I'd be happy for that too.
>
> >> --

Robert,

Thanks for your reply. I've also had a suggestion from Mitchell and I
have given him some feedback.

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Received on Mon 05 Sep 2011 - 18:20:34 EDT

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