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bug #62415: Using Cursor Movement to Indicate Parenthesis Matching is Confusing

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 04 May 2022 10:50:43 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  WillyWonksters Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * 6.2.0
Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Tue 17 May 2022 04:59:58 AM UTC, comment #2: 

As this feature is related to readline and can be disabled in readline's config file, I am closing this bug as invalid.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Thu 05 May 2022 02:59:28 AM UTC, comment #1: 

If you mean the behavior at the command prompt, then the feature is part of the readline library, not Octave itself.  So it seems to me that it would make the most sense to have that feature be an option in readline and I don't see anything to fix in Octave itself.

BTW, you can also disable this feature by adding

set blink-matching-paren off

to your ~/.inputrc file.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 04 May 2022 10:50:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

When closing a parenthesis or bracket, the indication of which parenthesis is being closed is indicated by momentarily moving the cursor back to the one being closed.

I initially perceived this as an annoying and janky bug, and attempted to manually correct the cursor position.

Is it possible to indicate this by leaving the cursor where it is, but momentarily highlighting the relevant parentheses/brackets? This is how the Kate text editor handles this, for example.



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