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Re: [Orgmode] Re: footnote renumber bug

From: Scot Becker
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: footnote renumber bug
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 09:36:31 +0100


No apologies needed.  A good explanation like yours is a valuable
thing to have sitting in the mailing list archive (and perhaps even in
a more formal spot, in the Worg article: "Academic writing with Org,"
which I will someday help you write.)


On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Matthew Lundin<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:
>> Matthew Lundin wrote:
>>> Footnote.el, by contrast, was designed for short email messages in which
>>> there is no distinction between source text and exported text. Though it
>>> serves this limited purpose admirably, it offers only a very rudimentary
>>> numbering system rather than a complete markup solution. For any complex
>>> writing (e.g., a research paper with dozens of footnotes), footnote.el
>>> is well-nigh impossible to use. There are simply too many chances of
>>> broken or mixed up links.
>> Ignoring the guts of org-modes footnote implementation, just my impression
>> of footnote.el:
>> it's fine by architecture and --if patched-- well capable for all things
>> you want to do with footnotes.
>> Can't see any limitation concerning larger texts.
>> It simply wasn't --or isn't-- written to the end.
> Thanks for the clarification. Reading over my email, I believe I may
> stated some conclusions about footnote.el too strongly. What I should
> have said is that *in my own experience* I have found footnote.el
> difficult to use (in its pre-patched form, of course).
> Try as I might, I could never get Footnote-renumber-footnotes to do
> anything. And if I moved any footnotes in the original text, deleted
> them manually, or reopened a document with footnotes,
> Footnote-add-footnote behaved unpredictably, creating duplicate numbers,
> skipping numbers, putting footnotes in the wrong order, placing
> footnotes randomly above and below the "Footnotes:" line, etc.
> Very likely, my issues with footnote.el were due to my own lack of
> understanding of its mechanics, and I can see how your patch fixes
> things up quite a bit. It will be a really nice contribution to emacs if
> footnote.el is fixed, since modes such as Muse rely on it.
> Also, my apologies for a somewhat wordy defense of org-footnote. I wrote
> it only because I am a very big fan. :)
> Regards,
> Matt
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