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There is (usually) no syntax highlighting inside braces Sample: \foo{\foo\bar \\\\\baz} Github issue


Backslashes are not highlighted as part of the control sequence Sample: \foo\bar \\\\\baz Github issue


Incorrect identification of scope of a macro definition Consider the following example \newcommand\sorted[1]{\directlua{sorted(\luastringN{#1})}} Observe that the final three characters -- )}} -- aren't colored green even though they clearly belong to the scope of the argument of the \sorted macro. The remedy would be not to look for the very first instance ...


@ ("at") isn't recognized as a valid character in a command name Many hundreds (thousands?) of LaTeX2 commands employ the @ character in their names -- usually after one issues an explicit or implicit \makeatletter directive. Consider the following example (taken from an old answer of mine): \makeatletter \renewcommand\p@subsection{\thesection} \...


Very difficult to distinguish comments from ordinary text. Consider Hello World. % A comment. The shade of gray that's used to highlight what's a comment is quite dark, making it anything but straightforward to identify comments visually. Please reinstate the old scheme, which used a much lighter shade of gray to denote comments.


LaTeX3-semantics for valid macro names aren't recognized. With LaTeX3, the characters _ (underscore) and : (colon) may be (in fact, must be) used in various macro names. Take the following code snippet: \seq_set_eq:NN \l__ralph_seq \l__alph_seq \seq_set_eq:NN \l__rAlph_seq \l__Alph_seq \seq_set_eq:NN \l__ralphAlph_seq \l__alphAlph_seq \seq_set_eq:NN \...

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