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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:09:26 +0300

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,
>   address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:34:13 +0200
>     Eli> I think we should try changing the documentation first, as that is a
>     Eli> Good Thing anyway.  When that is done, we could consider whether any
>     Eli> code changes are needed.  (I actually expect that to become evident
>     Eli> while the documentation is re-written in the directions I proposed:
>     Eli> whoever will do that job will discover that, for example, to be able
>     Eli> to produce a stand-alone document with Org, one would need features
>     Eli> that currently belong to some unrelated Org part -- which would mean
>     Eli> some code needs to be added or modified to make that feature
>     Eli> seamlessly available to document-writers.)
> That depends on what you mean by 'stand-alone'. The built-in Org mode
> from 'emacs -Q' can export to at least html, latex, pdf and odt by
> default, of which only latex and pdf require the installation of extra
> external tools.

That's orthogonal.  By "stand-alone" I meant a document that doesn't
require support from any additional Org features, like TODO notes,
calendar appointments, etc.  Just a document that includes structured

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