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Re: [O] org-edit-special on "inline latex"

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] org-edit-special on "inline latex"
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:02:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Jonas,

address@hidden (Jonas Hörsch) writes:

> i recently switched from using the verbose
> #+begin_latex
> \begin{eqnarray}
>   8 &=& 7 + 1
> \end{eqnarray}
> #+end_latex
> to just the "inline version"
> \begin{eqnarray}
>   8 &=& 7 + 1
> \end{eqnarray}
> which is: shorter to write thus also clearer to read and as a welcome
> gadget even exports to html as well.
> but i see also two drawbacks:
> 1. syntax highlighting is lost
> 2. org-edit-special (C-') doesn't switch to auctex anymore[fn:1]
> it would be fantastic if it was possible for org-edit-special to work on
> an enclosing \begin -- \end region the same way it did on a latex block,
> i.e. show a new window with the snippet in latex mode.

The support for inline \begin{...} is a convenient hack, but it's 
a hack and adding features of the #+begin_src/latex blocks to it 
would only make it more hackish.  I suggest you use a code block
and C-c ' when necessary.



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