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Re: [Orgmode] FR: source code

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] FR: source code
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 22:21:47 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:50:20AM -0600, Russell Adams wrote:
> > I definite agree with that.  I, too, primarily use org-mode for the  
> > way things
> > look in Emacs.  I occasionally export but my main use is within emacs.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Ed

Same here.  A legible and easy to type .org format is very important
for me.

> I guess I'm missing the point. Optional tags to improve syntax
> highlighting in code snippets or to improve export wouldn't affect how
> your buffers look inside Emacs. You aren't obligated to use them. ;]

It *is* possible to simultaneously achieve beautiful clean text with
non-obtrusive semantic markup, and keep good flexibility in export
format options; reStructuredText is living proof of this:


Compare the following documents:


I would *love* to see orgmode reuse more of these great ideas.

> On the flip side as a frequent exporter, I welcome anything that can
> help unobtrusively improve the quality of the output. Adding syntax
> highlighting in export, or a simple way to escape code metacharacters
> would be of great benefit to me.
> I've recently gotten completely hooked on the Latex exporter. The
> ability to turn an org outline from my project notes into a
> professional looking PDF with bookmarks is invaluable! All that with
> zero time spent formatting on my part.

Hear hear, agreed on all accounts!

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