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From: TRS-80 <trs-80@isnotmyreal.name>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Any reason not to generate my own custom ID value (NOT CUSTOM_ID)?
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 21:31:43 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <11d07d7c64137cc1fb512e9cc546ab08@isnotmyreal.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87pn6ti0kt.fsf@localhost>

On 2020-09-10 21:06, Ihor Radchenko wrote:
>> I do appreciate all the replies so far.  However as I plan on relying
>> on this to implement some quite critical functionality for a package I
>> am working on (a sort of Zettelkasten / TiddlyWiki in Orgmode if you
>> will) I would feel a lot more comfortable with some additional
>> reassurences that what I am planning is not some crazy or bad idea.
> 
> Is there any particular reason why you even need to display :ID: value 
> to
> the user? If only id: links are concerned, link description can be made
> short and human-readable.
> 
> Best,
> Ihor

Yes, most of the time I expect I will be using Orgmode double bracket 
style
links which will, as you say, hide the id: from the user, allowing to
replace it with whatever desired text in the form of the link 
description.

However, I just (strongly) prefer the shorter "ISO-like" ID for many
reasons, as already mentioned (shorter, meaningful, etc.).  I just find
that style much, much more elegant.

Besides, as an ID, they are plenty "Unique" for my use case, with the
default minute resolution (however even that, is configurable in my
implementation, by way of a time-format variable, should anyone need 
more).

I suppose if we ever get to a world where people start linking to each
others' individual publicly published zettel, I may regret the decision.
However Ted Nelson has already been working on such a thing for some
decades already, and we are still not there yet, so I don't think I will
need to worry about that any time soon.  ;)  Even if so, it would be a 
very
small implementation change anyway.

Cheers,
TRS-80


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-11  1:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-10 20:02 TRS-80
2020-09-10 22:00 ` Gustav Wikström
2020-09-10 22:16   ` TRS-80
2020-09-13 20:18     ` Bastien
2020-09-10 22:20 ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-10 23:33   ` TRS-80
2020-09-11  1:06     ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-11  1:31       ` TRS-80 [this message]
2020-09-11  7:51         ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-13 20:19           ` Bastien
2020-09-23  7:19           ` Bastien
2020-09-23  7:43             ` [PATCH] " Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-23  7:48               ` Bastien
2020-09-23  8:08                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-23  8:30                   ` Bastien
2020-09-23  8:40                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-23  8:48                   ` Bastien
2021-04-25 14:19                   ` Bastien

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