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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 20:21:30 +0200
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On 2016-07-02, at 00:09, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>   > 2. The spreadsheet. Apparently table.el was either too complicated or
>   >    too limiting to be easily used. Probably what should have happened
>   >    here is that table.el should have been improved. There's no intrinsic
>   >    reason why the spreadsheet aspect of Org needs to rely on Org's
>   >    markup, or its major mode.
> This could be an instance of the problem I mean.  If the spreadsheet
> were a separate facility from Org mode, so that you could use either
> one without the other, that doesn't mean they could not work together
> well also.

Org spreadsheet can use values in headline's properties.  That _might_
be tricky to do if it were a separate mode.
>   > So one observation is, Org got where it is by taking some existing Emacs
>   > libraries, making them easier to use, and allowing them all to coexist
>   > in a single document.
> But it didn't make those things easier to use.  It replaced them --
> but not each one by one.  Rather, it replaced all of them with one
> complex combined thing.  That's what I see as a problem.

I'm not sure I agree.  Indeed, Org replaced the Outline mode with
something a lot better.  Most of other features of Org seem to me to be
something new.  (Agenda is similar to diary, but that's about it.)


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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