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From: Marius Hofert <marius.hofert@math.ethz.ch>
To: Jambunathan K <kjambunathan@gmail.com>
Cc: Emacs help <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	nicholas.dokos@hp.com, Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: How to get numbered lists (1), (2), … ?
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:37:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1A026F68-98C4-4616-BFDD-2A3DF48C9382@math.ethz.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <817h47lqwc.fsf@gmail.com>

Hi all,

I am quite impressed by this discussion, thanks a lot.
I am an org-mode user for just a couple of days, and an emacs user for four weeks today. Needless to say, I can't contribute anything useful to this discussion. 
The only thing(s) I would like to say is/are:
(1) If it is not too complicated from a technical point of view, I would strongly recommend to enable lists like (1), (2), etc.  I gave some reasons in one of my earlier e-mails in this thread. There are many more (from a typography point of view, but also from a technical point of view [e.g., if you have auto-pairing of parentheses enabled, it's just more convenient.]). 
(2) From a LaTeX point of view, I am sure the experts here (and I mean everyone in this thread except me) know the LaTeX package "enumitem". It gives the greatest flexibility of creating lists I know of and behaves better in many circumstances than other enumerate-like environments. So I can only recommend using this approach for making lists (in which way this is possible/desirable I can't tell since I'm not an org-mode expert).

I will certainly become a heavy org-mode user in the next months/years. Lists like (1), (2),... I would definitely use a lot.



On 2011-10-14, at 14:05 , Jambunathan K wrote:

>>  What about letting go those two variables and create
>>  `org-list-bullet-types', which would be a list of strings like:
>>           '("-" "+" "*" "1." "1)" "(1)" "a." "a)" "A)" "A.")
>>  It would be hard-coded but every bullet type could be opt-in or
>>  opt-out via customize. The default value should be as short as
>>  possible like '("-" "+" "*" "1." "a.").
>>  I can work it out in a few days if we agree.
> What percentage of users (OK, not percentage of users but numbers of
> users) you think will *actually* exercise the opt-in and opt-out
> configuration if provided?
> If the number of hands raised is in single digits, I would assume that
> it is more of a niche feature and let go of it.
> Is it psychologically very taxing to see 1. instead of a (1) in an Org
> buffer. Could it be so taxing that a user's productivity will be
> impacted by it?
> Or 
> Is it that more varieties of bullets is needed for creating "rich"
> deeply nested lists so that each level of the list can take on a
> different bullet for better differentiation.
> -- 

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-10-14 12:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-13 19:10 How to get numbered lists (1), (2), … ? Nick Dokos
2011-10-13 20:00 ` Marius Hofert
2011-10-13 20:28   ` Nick Dokos
2011-10-14 11:31     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2011-10-14 12:05       ` Jambunathan K
2011-10-14 12:24         ` suvayu ali
2011-10-14 12:37         ` Marius Hofert [this message]
2011-10-14 12:14       ` Carsten Dominik
2011-10-15 14:14         ` Eric S Fraga
2011-10-15 14:21           ` Marius Hofert
2011-10-15 15:35           ` Bernt Hansen
2011-10-15 15:56           ` Carsten Dominik
2011-10-16 15:16             ` Eric S Fraga
2011-10-13 20:02 ` Alan E. Davis
2011-10-13 20:44   ` Nick Dokos
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-10-13  9:11 Marius Hofert
2011-10-13  9:37 ` suvayu ali
2011-10-13 15:26   ` Marius Hofert
2011-10-13 18:31     ` suvayu ali

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