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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Using backticks for the inline code delimeter?
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:38:17 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87sg4baqel.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <874kgr558n.fsf@web.de>


"Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de> writes:

> George Mauer <gmauer@gmail.com> writes:
>> - lists with dashes, org supports that just fine
>
> or stars (not possible with org) or plus (in org).
>
>> *bold text* with stars, again org already does this
>
> Note that this does not match markdown: Markdown uses *emphasis* and **strong**.
>
>> `backtick code`, org doesn't handle this and actually uses the tilde as a
>> delimeter which is extra jarring since its a strikethrough in many chat apps
>
> tilde or equals.
>
> - list
> *bold*
> =code=
>
> Adding more syntax is a slippery slope, because then `foo` can never be
> used for anything else, and there is a limited amount of usable syntax
> elements.
>

Yes, I think this is potentially a bad idea. Org parsing is already slow
enough without adding yet more syntax and font-locking complexity.

I also suspect this is not as simple as just adding this to org parsing
- all backends and many contributed packages would likely also need to
be updated to understand the new syntax. So probably not a trivial
change and a change which is likely to have real impact wrt backwards
compatibility.

Part of the issue here is that there is no markdown 'standard'. There
are a number of markdown 'flavors' or dialects. Org is just another one
(and one of the older ones at that). 

-- 
Tim Cross


  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-31 22:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-31 18:48 George Mauer
2021-03-31 19:16 ` autofrettage
2021-03-31 19:19   ` Timothy
2021-04-01  6:03     ` Marcin Borkowski
2021-04-20 13:30     ` Matt Price
2021-04-20 20:24       ` John Kitchin
2021-04-21 22:37         ` Matt Price
2021-04-20 22:30       ` Tim Cross
2021-04-21 19:22         ` John Kitchin
2021-04-21 19:49           ` Tim Cross
2021-03-31 19:24 ` Sébastien Miquel
2021-04-01 16:49   ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-04-01 17:05     ` Timothy
2021-04-01 18:43       ` Samuel Wales
2021-04-01 23:14         ` Tim Cross
2021-04-01 23:30           ` Joost Kremers
2021-04-02  0:28             ` Tim Cross
2021-04-04  1:13               ` Tom Gillespie
2021-04-04 10:03                 ` Joost Kremers
2021-04-04 12:19                   ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-04 16:46                     ` Bill Burdick
2021-04-04 17:24                       ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-04 19:33                     ` Joost Kremers
2021-04-04 23:06                       ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-06 15:03                         ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-04-19  9:27                           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-03-31 19:28 ` Timothy
2021-03-31 19:55   ` autofrettage
2021-03-31 20:31 ` Diego Zamboni
2021-03-31 21:51   ` George Mauer
2021-03-31 22:27     ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-03-31 22:38       ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-04-01  0:25         ` Samuel Wales
2021-04-01  1:11 ` Bill Burdick
2021-04-01  3:42 ` Greg Minshall
2021-04-01  9:32   ` autofrettage
2021-04-02 11:23     ` Andreas Eder
2021-04-04 17:06       ` Maxim Nikulin
2022-03-19  3:17 chris
2022-03-19  3:24 ` chris

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