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Re: NonGNU ELPA proposal: annotate-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: NonGNU ELPA proposal: annotate-mode
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 20:24:17 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: cage <cage-dev@twistfold.it>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 12:20:32 -0500
> > 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.

Yes, I'm aware of that.  I guess people are happy with this situation.

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