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I don't know the proper explaination for this so I could not find the answer. It might be already handled but I was not able to configure it correctly.

I have tried to integrate electric-pair and smart-quotes. It works pretty nice but in some cases it does not do the things as I want. Please see the table for an example.

  • Base column is the initial state.
  • inserted column is where I inserted the character
  • becamecolumn where the pair is intersed

  • Wanted behavior. 1st: do nothing or 2nd: I wrote added character in between ><

  • ==> If it is >"<NAME do "NAME"

  • ==> If it is NAME>"< do "NAME"

  • ==> If it is >(<"NAME" do ("NAME")

  • ==> If it is >[<NAME do [NAME]


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My setup:

(electric-pair-mode 1)
(defun electric-pair ()
  "If at end of line, insert character pair without surrounding spaces.
    Otherwise, just insert the typed character."
  (interactive)
  (if (eolp) (let (parens-require-spaces) (insert-pair)) (self-insert-command 1)))

; https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ElectricPair
(add-hook 'python-mode-hook
              (lambda ()
                (define-key python-mode-map "\"" 'electric-pair)
                (define-key python-mode-map "\'" 'electric-pair)
                (define-key python-mode-map "(" 'electric-pair)
                (define-key python-mode-map "[" 'electric-pair)
                (define-key python-mode-map "{" 'electric-pair)))

;(require 'smart-quotes)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-smart-quotes)

PS: I can try to explain more if the question is unclear


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