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From: Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com>
To: Huy <list-orgmode@reml.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Semantics of 'C-c -' and massively-indented lists
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 14:29:07 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87mxi7nh4c.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110527115942.B361BC7C17@fish.malachiarts.com> (Huy's message of "Fri, 27 May 2011 04:59:42 -0700")


Huy <list-orgmode@reml.org> writes:

> The effects of converting from headline to list with 'C-c -' and back
> to 'C-c *' don't behave as I'd expect. The indentation levels seem all
> wrong, no matter how you look at it.

I have pushed a patch that should go in the right direction. See below.

> What I would like is a LEVEL=1 list, properly indented along with the
> rest of the body text.
> If org-adapt-indentation is t, then I would expect to see:

> ***** Headline
>       - Converted Line

> where the '-' is aligned with the 'H' of the above headline, at the
> same column where any body text would start if I hit <TAB> in a line
> after Headline (if there were no list).
> And if org-adapt-indentation is nil, then I would expect to see:

> ***** Headline
> - Converted Line


> In fact, if I take the list and I try to convert it back to a headline
> with 'C-c *', it doesn't even matter how many spaces there are in
> front of the '-': it's always converted to a LEVEL=5 headline because
> the parent is LEVEL=4:

This is the intended behavior.

> Things look especially weird when org-indent-mode is turned on, since
> you have a mixture of "visual" indentation and hard space indentation.
> I would expect a 'C-c -' to insert no hard spaces at all and leave
> everything in column 0 and let the visual-line-mode adjust the
> display.

Fixed. It's the same as the first case, as org-indent-mode sets
org-adapt-indentation to nil.

> Now, what happens when we convert the previous example back by using
> 'C-c *'? We get a LEVEL-4 headline.

> ***** Headline LEVEL=3
>       - Converted Line LEVEL=4

> becomes

> ***** Headline LEVEL=3
> ******* Converted Line LEVEL=4

> The operations are not symmetric because somehow the LEVEL was
> incremented.

Operations are not symmetric because lists and headlines are not
equivalent objects.

> In most cases, 'C-c *' acts sanely. It acts weird when there is no
> Headline above a list item and you try to convert to a Headline.
> Again, in 'odd' mode.

> - Converted Line LEVEL=1 (alone without parent)

> becomes

> ** Converted Line LEVEL=1.5 (alone without parent)
> Yes, that's a decimal. It's trying to hide in the cracks.


Please report back if something is still wrong. Thank you.


Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2011-05-28 12:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-05-27 11:59 Semantics of 'C-c -' and massively-indented lists Huy
2011-05-28 12:29 ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2011-05-28 14:09   ` Huy
2011-05-28 15:24     ` Nicolas Goaziou
     [not found]   ` <20110528140906.GA31956@malachiarts.com>
2011-05-28 16:43     ` Huy
2011-05-28 17:49       ` Nicolas Goaziou

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