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I'm trying to get deletion of pairs (e.g. (), [], \(\), \left(\right), etc.) to work more automatically, but I'm running into problems with each.

If I have electric-pair-mode enabled, I can press backspace after inserting a pair of parentheses/brackets/braces, and the entire pair is deleted. However, electric-pair-mode doesn't seem as robust as the built-in pair completion of AUCTeX, so I'd rather not use it if possible. My problem is that in order to delete a pair with electric-pair-mode disabled, I have to manually delete each item in the pair, rather than it auto-deleting the entire pair. Is it possible to just delete the first item in the pair (whether it's a single character, or something like \left{) and have it delete the whole pair?

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  • You ask two questions here. Please move one of them to another post - one question per post, please.
    – Drew
    Jan 17, 2022 at 2:45
  • @Drew My bad. I've fixed it.
    – dperrin
    Jan 17, 2022 at 3:29
  • Thank you...........
    – Drew
    Jan 17, 2022 at 4:49

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