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Re: [O] A Microsoftesque detail in org

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] A Microsoftesque detail in org
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 16:37:33 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/ (2014-03-12)

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 06:33:51PM +1000, Brett Witty wrote:
> While there can be a bit of a culture shock getting used to org's "do the
> useful thing" as opposed to "do the literal thing", I think it's an
> advantage of the system, not a disadvantage. Headers are sacred in
> org-mode, so breaking headers with RET seems suboptimal when there's vastly
> more things you'd care about. Similarly in tables, or drawers or timestamps
> or...

Actually, the headline behaviour was a shock to me as a long time user!
I would have reported it if only I had some time to be more involved.
As for headlines being sacred, I realise they may have a lot of meta
information.  However the keyword is "may", they are all optional.  Even
the most primary candidate for "protection", tags, are optional!  As
long as we can undo, I do not think any hand holding is necessary.

As for Rasmus's examples of similar behaviour in other modes, I don't
like them either.  Unfortunately again, I'm too short on time to fix the
behaviour in my setup.

That said, this is just my personal opinion.  As long as there ways to
get the "normal" behaviour back, I'm happy.  If there are no easy ways
to get it back, I'll live with it.



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