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Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 18:49:38 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

On 2019-12-27, at 16:54, Drew Adams <> wrote:

>> I've been wondering if there is some package which could let me make
>> "temporary notes" in Emacs buffers, similar to (but different than) the
>> "yellow notes" in some pdf viewers.
>> My use case is that I'm making a sweeping change across a pretty large
>> codebase, and I'd like to make some notes in places I've already
>> visited
>> / ones I need to change / etc.
>> At present, I use normal code comments, however, this is suboptimal,
>> since I cannot use them in certain modes (occur buffer, JSON).
>> Ideally, a place with a comment would have that comment highlighted
>> somehow, and I should be able to go to the next/previous comment, and
>> list all comments in a file or in the project (think Git repo,
>> Projectile project or a directory tree).  Also, mass inserting such
>> comments from an occur/multi-occur/projectile-ag/counsel-rg/etc.
>> buffers
>> would be great.
>> What I /don't/ want is modifying the files - the comments might persist
>> in some /other/, .gitignore-d file, or just disappear on exiting Emacs.
>> I know bookmark+ has similar features, but I'd prefer something more
>> lightweight.
>> Does there exist something like that?  Am I the only one interested in
>> such a feature?  (I'd be happy to code it myself, though it would take
>> time, of course.)
> Vanilla Emacs bookmarks provide the ability to annotate.
> Bookmark+ enhances annotating (e.g. to use Org and
> indirection), but the annotation provided by vanilla
> Emacs bookmarking does what you requested.

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Marcin Borkowski

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