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Re: NonGNU ELPA proposal: annotate-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: NonGNU ELPA proposal: annotate-mode
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 12:20:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> FWIW, I wish Emacs had in core a mode that would allow adding notes
> (a.k.a. "annotations") to files, which (a) didn't use overlays that
> display in the text area, but instead displayed the notes in the
> margin and/or in tooltips; and (b) would save the notes of FILE into a
> FILE.notes file, not into a single DB under the user's home directory.
> I think it would be a very useful feature that every text-processing
> package should have built-in.

Note that beside this `annotate.el` that's also `org-remark.el` recently
added to `elpa.git` which offers similar functionality, but similarly
suffers from the use of absolute file names to connect the notes and
the file.


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