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Re: [O] function for inserting a block

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] function for inserting a block
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:31:57 +0100
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Hi Eric,

Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

>> Also, Eric, it seems that org-structure-template-alist only supports a
>> single letter for short-hands (the car of an entry in
>> org-structure-template-alist is a char).  I used to have blocks like "<ab"
>> expanding to an "abstract" special-block, which I guess isn’t possible
>> anymore?
> I hadn't thought of that. Really, all I ever wanted was to wrap things
> in blocks...
> I don't see any reason why org-structure-template-alist couldn't go back
> to using string keys. Then we could use read-string, and wouldn't have
> to have special <TAB> behavior -- a string that didn't exist in the
> alist could just be used literally to make a block.

I’d prefer that.  For some special blocks, a few characters might makes it
more intuitive, e.g. "def" → "definition", "hyp" → "hypothesis" etc.


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