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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Cc: Marius Hofert <marius.hofert@math.ethz.ch>,
	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: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:16:10 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87d3dx2chx.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <C1AB98BF-9423-4159-8D7A-882A92DAE9EE@gmail.com> (Carsten Dominik's message of "Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:56:01 +0200")

Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> writes:

> On 15.10.2011, at 16:14, Eric S Fraga wrote:
>
>> Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>>> On 14.10.2011, at 13:31, Nicolas Goaziou wrote:
>> 
>> [...]
>> 
>>> 
>>>> I have nothing against (1) as item bullets, as it doesn't interfere
>>>> with any existing Org syntax.
>>> 
>>> That is not the only criterion.  Adding new syntax elements make more
>>> ASCII sequences special.  The Org markup is a heuristic set of
>>> special elements, and there is merrit in keeping it small.  We already
>>> have more bullets and in particular numbered types - and so far
>>> I have not seen a compelling reason to add more.
>>> 
>>> - Carsten
>> 
>> I am in the "keep it simple school".  So long as org allows me to
>> distinguish between numbered and unnumbered itemised lists, I am
>> happy.  I actually would prefer less choices than there are currently
>> because I would like to get to my choice more quickly when I do use
>> C-c - to change the type!
>> 
>> To me, org is about information and time management, not about
>> formatting.  YMMV, of course!
>> 
>> To be blunt, I would be happy with "-" and "1." in org, knowing that I
>> can customise upon export if necessary!  I'm not suggesting we go this
>> far, however ;-)
>
> Since backward compatibility is necessary, this counts as a vote for a
> customizable sequence, as proposed by Nicolas, do I see this right?
>
> So maybe this *is* a good idea, but I would be agains adding new list
> types.

I guess I was voting without realising that I was ;-)  I'm happy with
things as they are but definitely would have no problem with a
customisable list, one that I would tend to shorten!

-- 
: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs 24.0.90.1
: using Org-mode version 7.7 (release_7.7.381.g05ea)

  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-16 15:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-13 19:10 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
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 [this message]
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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