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Re: Jumping between matching braces

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Jumping between matching braces
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 00:10:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Yang" <address@hidden> writes:

> Just to make sure I wasn't introducing a problem myself, I moved aside
> my .emacs and .emacs.d and tried again, to no avail.

Does this mean you were starting Emacs with 

emacs -q --no-site-file

or did you move/rename the files instead?

> I also just asked this in #emacs and someone else said they saw the

What is #emacs?

> same problem. They said it may have something to do with the syntax
> tables and/or the fact that the {} is a comment, but I'm not sure how
> to address this.

Just start Emacs with the command line options above and create a file
"some_file.txt" - you end up in text mode with the respective syntax
table.  Copy your bracket stuff into the buffer and the sexp commands
should work.

> Is there any way to fix/work around this? I'm running Emacs 21.4.1 on
> FC5, if that matters. Thanks.
> On 9/1/06, Dieter Wilhelm |emacs-help|
> <...> wrote:
>> "Yang" <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Hi all, I found that I can't jump between matching {} and [] in
>> > certain files. E.g. in my .emacs, i have the following, but
>> > forward-sexp doesn't work across the {{{}}}:
>> >
>> > ;; {{{
>> > (blah (blah blah ...
>> >      ... ))
>> > ;; }}}
>> >
>> > Is there any way to fix this? Thanks in advance.
>> For me the regular movement commands for sexps are working in your
>> example also for { (in the mail buffer). I.e.: C-M-f/b, C-M-u/d (the
>> slash means or).
>> --
>>     Best wishes
>>     H. Dieter Wilhelm
>>     Darmstadt, Germany

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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