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Re: [O] [RFC] Move ox-koma-letter into core?

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] [RFC] Move ox-koma-letter into core?
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:37:36 -1000

Aloha all,

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Bastien <address@hidden> writes:
>> To get Emacs core maintainers opinions on this and clarify if we can
>> expand Org features at will or if they want to be control that
>> somehow.
> AFAICT, we never asked Emacs maintainers before adding a feature to Org,
> and I don't think the number of export targets in core grew
> exponentially lately.
> Also, I don't see why Emacs maintainers would want to limit features
> provided in an Emacs library, as long as it doesn't impedes GNU goals
> and copyright issues are sorted out (which is not yet the case of the
> file we're talking about).
>> That's different: supporting as many programming languages is a core
>> feature of Babel, while supporting as many export target as possible
>> should not be a core feature of Emacs IMO, it should stay as a nice
>> facility of the Org ecosystem.
>> The second part of the paragraph above ("while...") is where I'd be
>> interested to hear about what Emacs core maintainers think.
> Sorry, I cannot understand this argument, since the target is a "tex"
> file, and we already export to "tex" files.
>> If you're fine with this, I'll raise the topic on both emacs-devel
>> and this list.
> I suggested this idea because I thought it was a good one. The very fact
> that we're still discussing it proves that it isn't as obvious as
> I initially thought. That's fine with me.
> I will not insist anymore on this topic.

IMO, it would be nice if a lightweight markup language like Org
supported sophisticated letter writing out of the box.

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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