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From: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
To: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
Cc: Marco Wahl <marcowahlsoft@gmail.com>,
	Yu Han Quek <qythium@gmail.com>,
Subject: Re: Bug: org-table-insert-column edits formulas wrongly [9.3 (release_9.3 @ /usr/local/Cellar/emacs-plus/HEAD-9d38564/share/emacs/28.0.50/lisp/org/)]
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:05:22 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87369o62n1.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878sjghl6m.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (Eric S. Fraga's message of "Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:29:21 +0100")


Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> writes:

> On Monday, 30 Mar 2020 at 23:22, Kyle Meyer wrote:
>> It looks like the documentation became stale with b8d473a04 (org-table:
>> Insert new column to the right instead of the left, 2017-11-19).  Thanks
>> for updating it.
> Annoyingly, I would have preferred to have the column inserted to the
> left of the current column as this would be consistent with the
> insertion of rows.  It gets me every time I try to insert a column as I
> then have to shift columns.  And there's no way to insert a column at
> the beginning of the row easily.  Whereas adding a new column to the end
> is trivial: type anything after the last |.
> Could we leave the documentation as it is and change the behaviour?

Well, since I apparently made the change, I have to speak for it. 

When one presses M-S-Right in order to create a new column, I think
a reasonable expectation is :

1. to move point to the right,
2. to move point in the newly created column.

Consequently, a reasonable expectation is to create the column to the

Note that adding a column to the beginning of the row is easy: just type
"|" near the beginning of the first cell.

Does that make sense?


Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-31 14:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-30 16:04 Bug: org-table-insert-column edits formulas wrongly [9.3 (release_9.3 @ /usr/local/Cellar/emacs-plus/HEAD-9d38564/share/emacs/28.0.50/lisp/org/)] Yu Han Quek
2020-03-30 21:38 ` Marco Wahl
2020-03-30 23:22   ` Kyle Meyer
2020-03-31 10:29     ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-31 14:05       ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2020-03-31 14:35         ` Julius Dittmar
2020-03-31 14:54         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-31 20:09           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-01 10:49             ` Marco Wahl
2020-04-01 13:24               ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-01 14:12             ` Carsten Dominik
2020-04-01 17:51               ` Marco Wahl
2020-04-01 18:54                 ` Carsten Dominik
2020-04-17 17:44                   ` Marco Wahl
2020-04-17 17:58                     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-17 22:51                       ` Marco Wahl
2020-04-18 11:23                         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-04-18 14:30                           ` Marco Wahl
2020-04-20  8:21                             ` Eric S Fraga

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