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Re: [O] including emphasis characters as word characters?

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] including emphasis characters as word characters?
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:46:22 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 01:19:54PM +0800, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> Would it make sense to add the markup characters (ie, the car of every
> item in `org-emphasis-alist') to the list of word characters, so that as
> we're moving/deleting/transposing by word in org, the markup characters
> are included? I mean with a sentence like:
> #+BEGIN_SRC org
> I read a book called /Fortress Besieged/ and it was awful.
> If point is at end of the sentence, I'd like to be able to hit "M-6 M-b"
> and have point end up just before the first slash, then hit "M-2 M-d" and
> kill both words plus second slash.
> Would this be a bad idea for some reason?

IMO unless it can be done conditionally, as in it is not part of a word
when not used as markup, it will be very bad.  What about legitimate
uses like:

  I am feeling blue / green.


  Addition is denoted by the + sign.



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