Q31491: Parentheses Matching in Microsoft Editor; Arg Meta PBal
Article: Q31491 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 Operating System(s): OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | tar63957 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 31-OCT-1988 The Microsoft Editor has the capability of matching parentheses without altering the current file. Meta PBal prevents the file from being edited while balancing parentheses and brackets. The following are various other options for Pbal: 1. Pbal: Scan backwards through the file, balancing parentheses and brackets. The first unbalanced one is highlighted when found. If it is found and is not visible, the editor displays the matching line, with the highlighted matching character. Note that the search does not include the current cursor position, and that the scan only looks for more left brackets or parentheses than right, not just an unequal amount. 2. Arg Pbal: Performs similarly to Pbal, except that it scans forward in the file and looks for more right brackets or parentheses than left. 3. Arg Meta Pbal: Performs similarly to Arg Pbal except that the file is not updated.
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