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Re: Brace, bracket pretty format needed

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  • Subject: [mg98993] Re: [mg98518] Brace, bracket pretty format needed
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 06:44:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
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I'm sorry for the late reply. 

   Daniel's colored matching brackets code was what I originally thought of, but there is a possibly quicker way to check for matching brackets, which I use quite often: Put your cursor in the midst of a nasty bit of code, and press (at least on linux) the combination of Ctrl-Shift-B one or more times. The highlight should expand to successively more general levels of the expressions -- this is often useful to me to see where a function argument ends, and so forth.

       Best wishes, 


On Saturday 11 April 2009 01:57:30 am meitnik wrote:
> Hi
> Due to my visual limitations, trying to keep track of all the braces/
> brackets can become very frustrating for me. I need some button on a
> palette that will indent and clean up the braces/brackets so I can
> tell what is going on. The color change for unmatched stuff is good
> but what I really want is a different color for each level of
> brace,bracket use. Anyone please have such a critter to share? Thank
> you

Curtis Osterhoudt
cfo at
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