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Re: [RFC] Change default value for `org-startup-folded'?

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: [RFC] Change default value for `org-startup-folded'?
Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 09:42:12 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.3; emacs 27.0.91

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> Reading a recent message on Emacs devel list, I stumbled upon this:
>     I needed to go and look up to figure out how to read the org file
>     that came with pdf-tools. It isn't that much text, and the annoying
>     folding that org does for what amounts to a simple README file is
>     gratuitous at best.
> it struck me that our default value for `org-startup-folded', which
> t (or `overview') may not be nice for people not used to Org.
> It would make sense to make it easier for non-Org users who have to deal
> with Org files to set this variable to `showeverything'. This would also
> be on par with Outline mode, the major mode used to handle, e.g., NEWS
> file.
> Even though I think `overview' is a nice value, the logic behind my
> suggestion is that it is easier for an Org user to set
> `org-startup-folded' once and for all than for a non-Org user to
> discover Org folding the hard way.
> Regards,

+1 from me. 

Tim Cross

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