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Re: [O] Citation syntax: Underscore MUST(?) be allowed in cite keys?

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] Citation syntax: Underscore MUST(?) be allowed in cite keys?
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 19:26:47 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Monday,  9 Mar 2015 at 08:44, Thomas S. Dye wrote:


> No, you have it right and clearly have a use for shortcuts.  If you want
> to type shortcut citations yourself, then the choice is either to accept
> some kind of terminator, e.g. {}, or a restriction that citation keys
> not end in punctuation characters.

Well, I think it's important to consider user interface issues.  Simple
things should be simple to do and common activities likewise.  Only if
there is a conflict should we need to choose.  Given that most citations
are unlikely to end in punctuation, the easy to use syntax should be for
the majority cases and should not need to cater for punctuation.

I would hate to have to type {} at the end of every simple citation,
especially as I suffer from RSI and those characters are particularly

> It's been years since I've actually typed in a citation.  Reftex and
> Ebib both do a flawless job and I rely on them completely now.
> Shortcuts aren't useful in this work flow.

True but this doesn't obviate the need to consider non-automated input.

In any case, none of the decisions need affect me should I dislike the
solution actually implemented in the end.  That's the great thing about
org and plain text!

: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs, Org 

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