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Eliminate uneccesary calls to isRangeCommentedOrString #346

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Doekeb commented Mar 19, 2018


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Description of the Change

Fixes #341.

By design, brackets inside strings or comments are not matched. The previous behavior was that when the cursor was next to any bracket, even a bracket inside a comment or string, a search was performed for that bracket's closing pair. That search passes over comment or string scopes, so if a line read "(example words [cursor here])", bracket-manager would search the entire document and ultimately fail to find a match for the last ), even though it should not have performed the search in the first place. This PR simply stops bracket-manager from performing these searches when the bracket in question is in a comment or string scope.

Alternate Designs

Do match brackets inside strings and comments. This has already been shown to be a bad idea.


Much faster performance in large files with many brackets. For instance, in language-latex, the following is considered a string scope: $here is some math$ so in a long document with lots of braces (almost any medium/long math paper fits this description), either of the following, or anything similar, would cause significant lag:
$\frac{numerator}{demonimator[cursor here]}$
$\sum_{n=1[cursor here]}^\infty n$.

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@Doekeb Doekeb changed the title from :racehorse: Eliminate uneccesary calls to isRangeCommentedOrString to Eliminate uneccesary calls to isRangeCommentedOrString Mar 19, 2018


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smashwilson commented Mar 20, 2018

👍 Nice.

@smashwilson smashwilson merged commit f4511d6 into atom:master Mar 20, 2018

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