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From: Andreas Eder <a_eder_muc@web.de>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Syntax Proposal: Multi-line Table Cells/Text Wrapping
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 14:41:46 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <878s6ij61x.fsf@eder.anydns.info> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87im5n9sjw.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (Eric S. Fraga's message of "Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:33:39 +0000")

On Fr 19 Mär 2021 at 13:33, Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:

> With respect to the topic at hand, I believe it's the result of the same
> tendency that Excel users have of using spreadsheets (aka tables) for
> everything, something I hate when I'm given some Excel sheet that I need
> to modify and where entries are huge paragraphs.  The UI in Excel is
> horrible for these types of tables.  I would hate to see org go in the
> same direction.

+1 for that
Unfortunately I have to deal with this type of people at work.

> In many cases, I believe that a simple text based database format would
> be more appropriate.  I wonder if the time would be better spent
> providing native support for GNU recutils [1] in org instead.

recutils has an emacs mode an I think it even has some sort of org-mode
integration.

'Andreas


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-22 13:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-17 20:29 Atlas Cove
2021-03-17 21:02 ` Daniele Nicolodi
2021-03-17 22:07 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-18 13:38   ` Atlas Cove
2021-03-18 14:04     ` Daniele Nicolodi
2021-03-18 15:15     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-18 14:19 ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-03-18 14:26 ` Timothy
2021-03-18 14:31   ` Atlas Cove
2021-03-18 21:58     ` Tim Cross
2021-03-18 22:41       ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19  8:08         ` tomas
2021-03-19  8:44           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19  8:53             ` tomas
2021-03-19  9:22               ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 10:14                 ` tomas
2021-03-19 10:53                   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 11:08                     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 13:43                     ` tomas
2021-03-19 15:07                       ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-20 22:49         ` Samuel Wales
2021-03-21  8:43           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19  2:27       ` Timothy
2021-03-19  3:50         ` Tim Cross
2021-03-19  4:02           ` Timothy
2021-03-19 13:33       ` Eric S Fraga
2021-03-19 21:33         ` Tim Cross
2021-03-20  9:19           ` Eric S Fraga
2021-03-20 10:40           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-20 13:41         ` Andreas Eder [this message]
2021-03-20 22:06           ` Tim Cross
2021-03-22 10:54             ` Eric S Fraga
2021-04-01  6:15       ` Tom Gillespie

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