(searched for “astersisk” and “bullet” to avoid dupes, didn’t see this reported)
Steps to reproduce
- “auto pair” setting on (the default)
* (asterisk space) as though to begin a bulleted list.
Editor contains only
* , ready to type a bullet list entry
* *, thinking I wish to add italics.
Auto pair quotes is a feature some people like, but if they can’t interop with bullet points, I think folks will have to turn the setting off.
Maybe a good solution is to exclude
.\s\*\s for the purposes of autopairing
* (and maybe
-, I didn’t try that one)
Same issue is still happening on v0.8.9
This is not an issue. If you don’t want autopair for
_ just disable it in the options.
@simplgy you original bug report is more a feature request. That is, do not autopain if
* is the first character of a newline. I am not sure it is a good idea (Afterall, I may want to have the first word bold). Anyway, if you are still interested, open a feature request.
How do you disable in the options?
Editor → Auto pair Markdown syntax
Respectfully disagree with the charactarization, given the ubiquity of bulleted lists in markdown. If autopair doesn’t work with bulleted lists, it has a bug.
To clarify a recommended fix, this syntax should autopair:
But this syntax should not autopair:
It’s the trailing space on the asterisk that indicate the user’s intent there.
most people use
- for bullet list. That’s why they don’t feel your pain.
Please, open a FR for this.
We can use sourcegraph to figure out what people actually use in their Markdown files on Github:
Not a perfect search, but it’s a reasonable approximation.
About 37% of markdown users prefer
* for bullet points.