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Re: Defaulting to fancy diary display

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Defaulting to fancy diary display
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 19:36:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-09-03 19:02 +0100, Ed Reingold wrote:
>>     The only advantage of the simple display is that you can edit the
>>     diary file directly.
>> I think this is a fundamental advantage.  I wish we could implement
>> the other features of fancy diary display while preserving this.
> It's no advantage at all; it is a fundamental DISadvantage to have the 
> default 
> be the simple file with lines concealed.  Of course that is the file you need 
> to edit, but what you want to look at in the processed file, ie the fancy 
> form.  It's like insisting that you only look at the .tex file, never the 
> .pdf 
> output.  The present setup is (and always was) a dumb decision (not mine!).

Maybe even consider making diary-simple-display obsolete.

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