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Re: Electric braces

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Electric braces
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:33:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Guido Van Hoecke <> writes:

> Hi,
> When using 'electric braces' in Visual Studio, MonoDevelop and other
> tools, I like the behaviour where the closing brace is auto-detected.
> (In the example, I show the insertion point as a bar)
> If I type
> if (|
> the screen shows
> if (|)
> I then key in my test expression, say isFalse (or whatever):
> if (isFalse|)
> At this point, Visual studio and MonoDevelop realise that the next ')'
> key I hit, really represents the ')' which is already there. It does not
> add an additional ')' :
> if (isFalse)|
> But in Emacs, currently using cperl, but also when using c#-mode, or
> IIRC ruby-mode, emacs does add an additional ')' which leads to
> following erroneous code:
> if (isFalse)|)
> I am pretty cinfident that Emacs can mimic the VS/MD behaviour. I just
> did not find yet how to request it from good old Emacs.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

paredit-mode does that, but perhaps some more since it's for lisp
editing.  You'll want to extract parts of it.

__Pascal Bourguignon__           
A bad day in () is better than a good day in {}.

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