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Re: [O] [RFC] Org Minor Mode?

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] [RFC] Org Minor Mode?
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 02:01:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Thorsten

Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:

> Thats currently possible with outorg.el, M-# M-# on a outshine subtree
> or buffer is just the reverse of C-c ' on a source-block - it offers the
> subtree of buffer in a temporary *outorg-edit-buffer* in full Org-mode
> with the comment-section converted to text and the source-code enclosed
> in source-blocks.

(Did you look at `org-open-at-point' and the way it handles link in
comments?  I don't think M-# M-# does the same.)

> So this works quite well already. But as outshine evolves, me and others
> would like to have it more powerful and even more similar to
> Org-mode. Then I start reimplementing features based on outline and
> extensions, knowing that they are already there in Org-mode,
> sophisticated and well tested. Thats a bit frustrating, especially since
> it seems that its just a few chars in the regexps that inhibit using
> Org-mode functions outside of org-mode. This would be easy to fix in a
> small library, but since Org-mode is so big, this is really a political
> thing since changing the regexps would cause more than 600 changes in
> the sources and then require a (slightly) different approach to writing
> regexps in the future. There is definitely a cost, but the gain would be
> considerable too ...

This is not about the number of lines to be edited or the man-hour we
need to spend on this.  Rather about performance and maintainability.


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