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Re: Differences between Org-Mode and Hyperbole

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Differences between Org-Mode and Hyperbole
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:53:38 +0200
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On 2016-07-03, at 02:06, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

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>   > By typing a letter or other "normal ASCII character", you insert it.
>   > You move point with arrow keys of C-b/C-f/C-n/C-p.
>   > By pressing C-a and C-e, you get to the beginning/end of line.
>   > By pressing DEL, you delete a character before point.
>   > By pressing C-d, you delete a character after point.
> That is simply basic Emacs usage.

That was my point!  (Or one of my points.)  That Org is built on top of
Emacs, it's not a "separate editor".

>   > By typing one or more asterisks followed by space at the beginning of
>   > a line, you start a heading (like in vanilla Emacs' Outline mode).
>   > By pressing TAB when point is on a headline, you cycle through various
>   > possible visibility states.
> This feature seems to make sense, but I don't see that it does something
> useful for me.

Well, it does something useful for a lot of people.  This is also
a point about Org: various people find various parts of Org useful.
I almost never run code embedded in Org files, for instance, but I use
clocking on a daily basis.  OTOH, I have yet to use effort estimates.
And so on.

On a more serious note, did anyone recommend Carsten Dominik's talk from
Even though it's been ages ago, and Org acquired a lot of nice things
since then, I find it a good introduction to Org; also, it shows the
main motivation for Org's development.


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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