From: Eric Abrahamsen <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [feature request] A new cookie type [!] showing the last note taken Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 07:58:24 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Nicolas Goaziou <email@example.com> writes: > Ihor Radchenko <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > >> I feel that my understand of "note" in context of org is different from >> yours. Is there a formal definition of "note" in org? > > As I stated in my first post a few hours ago: > > Notes are mostly free-form; there is no syntax describing them. > >> However, we can formalise the "last note taken" to "last note taken >> using org-add-note". > > This is more realistic, but you are then binding the tool > (`org-add-note') to the syntax ("[!]"), which is a step in the wrong > direction. We must not assume Org mode is the only tool writing Org > documents. > >> org-add-note is the only way I am aware about (except plain text, >> indeed). That's why I wrote the function saving the last note taken >> using org-add-note into SUMMARY. The property is only used here for >> convenient retrieval, not because I implied showing a property value. > > I understand the property was used for convenience, but showing its > value is the only problem your can really claim solving at the moment. > >> May I know what are the other ways to add note via interactive function >> in Org? > > Capture is certainly one way. In fact, `org-add-note' could (should ?) > be rewritten using Capture library. > > I wouldn't dismiss plain text insertion too easily, either. It also > includes external tools. What happens if an external tool automatically > insert notes? > > The feature you are requesting could make sense if notes had a clear > syntax. This would bring some interesting features, too (e.g., being > able to list all notes in an entry, accurately). But it would also raise > new problems, as any syntax change (backward compatibility with old > documents, external tools...). FWIW I'd be very happy to see a formalized note syntax. I make heavy use of arbitrary notes and state-change notes -- what needs to be done NEXT, how long has a todo been in WAIT state -- and would love to be able to build more tools on top of that.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-08-30 14:58 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-08-29 6:40 Ihor Radchenko 2020-08-30 8:50 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-08-30 10:40 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-08-30 11:03 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-08-30 12:18 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-08-30 12:57 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-08-30 14:58 ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message] 2020-08-31 2:26 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-08-31 8:42 ` Julius Müller 2020-08-31 11:55 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-08-31 14:58 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-09-02 2:02 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-03 9:16 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-09-05 5:52 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-09 14:00 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-09-10 9:24 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-13 13:09 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2020-09-14 19:49 ` Eric Abrahamsen 2020-09-05 22:14 ` Allen Li 2020-09-06 1:23 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-06 18:16 ` Eric Abrahamsen 2021-01-17 15:38 ` Christopher Miles 2021-01-18 2:07 ` Ihor Radchenko
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