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Re: Paired delimiters

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Paired delimiters
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:10:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The Elisp manual says that the "paired delimiter" syntax class is "like
> string quote characters except that the syntactic properties of the
> characters between the delimiters are not suppressed".  But the description
> of the string syntax class doesn't talk about "suppressing" anything.  So,
> I am at a loss to understand what the difference is between the string class
> and paired delimiter class.

It's not very well defined, really.  Basically it means things like:

       "{" is perfectly valid
       ${$ is ill-balanced


       "foo % this is not a comment"
       $foo % this is a comment and this $ does not match the other.
> The context of my query is that I am trying to get the autopair-mode
>  http://code.google.com/p/autopair/
> to correctly in LaTeX-mode.

FWIW you may also like to take a look at electric-pair-mode (new in


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