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Re: 'false' list item

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: 'false' list item
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 14:27:04 -0700

perhaps if there is no blank line above or below, then it could be not a list.

On 2/21/21, Diego Zamboni <diego@zzamboni.org> wrote:
> Juan Manuel,
> YMMV depending on your needs and habits, but another workaround for this
> problem would be to use visual-line-mode instead of filling paragraphs.
> --Diego
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 8:34 PM Juan Manuel Macías <maciaschain@posteo.net>
> wrote:
>> Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> writes:
>> > It seems that your approach would do a good job of helping you catch
>> > cases that you don't want to be treated as lists.  I'm not aware of any
>> > related functionality in Org, so I don't think you're missing something
>> > there.
>> >
>> > Once you know that there is a particular spot that you want to prevent
>> > from being interpreted as a list, you could add a zero-width space in
>> > front of it:
>> >
>> >     (info "(org)Escape Character")
>> >
>> > I'm not sure if that's the sort of solution you're asking for, though.
>> Thanks for your advice, Kyle. Adding the U+200B char. works fine to
>> avoid false positives. Anyway, like Tim Cross says, that situation
>> maybe should be considered as a bug. I think the ideal behavior would
>> be for Org to consider a list only when there is a blank line above.
>> But, well thought out, I am afraid that it would not prevent false
>> positives, as one may want perfectly write a list at the beginning of
>> the document, or start a plain paragraph with (for example) a digit + a
>> period + a space...
>> Best regards,
>> Juan Manuel

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