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From: Dan Davison <davison@stats.ox.ac.uk>
To: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode Org-Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: cannot edit two source code examples simultaneously
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 13:40:39 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87octqtilk.fsf@stats.ox.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1B7DED06-CFA7-481D-982A-B077A642205D@gmail.com> (Carsten Dominik's message of "Mon, 18 May 2009 17:23:48 +0200")

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

> On May 18, 2009, at 8:27 AM, Taru Karttunen wrote:
>
>> Excerpts from Dan Davison's message of Mon May 18 09:07:11 +0300 2009:
>>> I think it's more complicated than that: source code loss is also the
>>> motivation for doing something like this. If you are editing the
>>> code in
>>> the *Org Edit Src* buffer, and get distracted, you may return to
>>> the org
>>> buffer and mistakenly decide that it contains the latest
>>> content. I've
>>> done that two or three times in the last couple of days, resulting in
>>> lost work. That mistake cannot be made so easily when there is only
>>> ever
>>> one current copy of the code. If you close emacs without C-c ', or
>>> your
>>> laptop power runs out, then I agree that is bad, but I thought
>>> perhaps
>>> there might be a good solution along these lines. Maybe an
>>> alternative
>>> would be to maintain a work-in-progress message along with the
>>> out-of-date code?
>>
>> How about this - set the source code with a special overlay/property
>> when editing it. The property could turn the code into a link to the
>> buffer and set it read-only.
>
> OK, the source code in the Org buffer is now highlighted while
> being edited, and you can click on it to go back to the
> editing buffer.  I hope that does solve you problems, Dan?

Hi Carsten,
I've given it a quick go and it seems like a very nice solution. Thanks
a lot.
Dan

>
> It is not yet read-only, but this feels like an Emacs bug, because I
> do set read-only in the overlay.
>
>>
>> - Taru Karttunen
>>
>>
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  reply	other threads:[~2009-05-18 17:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-15  5:38 Hsiu-Khuern Tang
2009-05-16 17:39 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-17 17:28   ` Dan Davison
2009-05-18  5:38     ` Taru Karttunen
2009-05-18  6:07       ` Dan Davison
2009-05-18  6:27         ` Taru Karttunen
2009-05-18 10:12           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-18 15:23           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-18 17:40             ` Dan Davison [this message]
2009-05-18 10:48     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-19  0:32   ` Hsiu-Khuern Tang

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