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Re: Differences between Org-Mode and Hyperbole

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Differences between Org-Mode and Hyperbole
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:18:58 -0400

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Org mode is an example of how Emacs development went astray.

Emacs has many different modes and features.  Users should be able to
use them all either separately or (when meaningful) in combination.
The problem with Org mode is that many separate features have been
tied together inside it.  You can't use them separately.

The right way to integrate Org mode into Emacs would be to pry out
each of those subfeatures and integrate it individually -- so that a
user could use each of them either with or without Org mode.  It is
not too late for people to do this sort of thing, but it should have
been done before.

It may be that this issue applies to Hyperbole too.  If so, I hope
that we will handle Hyperbole better than we handled Org mode.

For instance, Emacs should have a calendar which does not depend on
Hyperbole or BBDB or Org mode (but can work well with any of them).

Dr Richard Stallman
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