Emacs: highlight surrounding parentheses
Squash emacs 28 define-minor-mode warning; release 2.0.3
Remove cl-lib dependency since it's included in Emacs 24.3 anyhow; release 2.0.2
Add .elpaignore



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#highlight-parentheses.el: Highlights parentheses surrounding point in Emacs


Add the following to your .emacs file:

(require 'highlight-parentheses)

Enable the mode using M-x highlight-parentheses-mode or by adding it to a hook like so:

(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook #'highlight-parentheses-mode)


See how parens are fontified reddish if they contain point.

A screenshot showing highlight-parentheses.el in action

#Questions & Patches

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Bugs and requests can be reported here.


highlight-parentheses.el is licensed under the GPLv3 (or later).