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[Orgmode] Re: `org-refile' doc string

From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: `org-refile' doc string
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:32:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Štěpán Němec <address@hidden> wrote:
>> In the documentation of `org-refile' we read:
>>   If there is an active region, all entries in that region will be moved.
>>   However, the region must fulfil the requirement that the first heading
>>   is the first one sets the top-level of the moved text - at most siblings
>>   below it are allowed.
>> I completely fail at parsing the second sentence. Could please someone
>> who knows what it's trying to say fix it?
> What's the problem? It's crystal clear! :-)
> But seriously, I think what's it's trying to say is that you can't just
> select an arbitrary region of the org file and refile it: it has to
> satisfy some constraints. For example, if you start at a level 2 headline,
> the region cannot then include a level 1 headline further down; it can only
> include level 2 and lower headlines.
> The error message from the function when you try something illegal is
> much clearer than the long explanation above:
>   "The region is not a (sequence of) subtree(s)"
> Maybe the doc string should say:
>   ... However, the region must satisfy some constraints: it has to be
>   a subtree (or a sequence of subtrees).
> Would that be clear enough?

Clear enough for me to understand at least, thanks!
An alternative and more verbose wording could be something like:

  However, the region must fulfil the requirement that all the included
  headings are on the same level as the first one or below (i.e.
  a subtree or sequence of subtrees).



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