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## Re: [O] [RFC] Change $..$ and $$...$$ into elements

 From: Rasmus Subject: Re: [O] [RFC] Change $..$ and $$...$$ into elements Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:58:56 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>
>
>> What's wrong with equation (potentially coupled with mathtools for
>> handling numbering automatically)?  Is it worth breaking old documents
>> (irrespective of org-lint) for this inconvenience?
>
> Actually, the idea behind this patch is to mimic the expected LaTeX
> behaviour,i.e., treat $..$ as an equivalent
> to \begin{equation*}...\end{equation*}.
>
> This was requested at least once before, so I guess it may make sense to
> follow the path of least surprise.

And I'm saying that people should just write:

aaa
$$bbb$$
ccc

Org isn't LaTeX and there’s no difference in the output from $⋯$
and \begin{equation*}⋯\end{equation*} or the above.

Nonetheless, I don't feel strongly about the (non)issue so if this
behavior is better, somehow, go for it.

Rasmus

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This is the kind of tedious nonsense up with which I will not put