Bug#419653: wish: matchit plugin should jump to matching quotation mark when I press %

Jason A. Spiro jasonspiro4 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 04:41:54 UTC 2008

2008/11/2 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
> tag 419653 wontfix
> thanks
> This isn't really a feasible option as matchit would have no way to know
> whether you're on the starting or closing quote.  For similar reasons,
> this is why Vim's a", a', i", i' text objects only work on the current
> line as that narrows, but doesn't eliminate, the possibility of
> false-positives.

The feature need not be perfect when dealing with multiline quotes.
All I want is for it to work with single-line quotations, e.g.
ordinary strings in C, C++, and Java.

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