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From: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
To: ndame <emacsuser@freemail.hu>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Automatic formatting of the table as you type
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:55:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87sghtd3vw.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AyZWug.lRO1U9WezstN.8ZapDdxm7wSLjcW699Na@freemail.hu> (ndame's message of "Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:27:08 +0000 (GMT)")


ndame <emacsuser@freemail.hu> writes:

> The other day a code was posted on Reddit which automatically formats
> the table as you type:
> https://i.imgur.com/lorIDhY.gif
> The code looks pretty simple, the actual formatting code is only a few lines
> and it might even be possible to rewrite it to simplify it even more:
> https://reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/fosdi2/orgtableautoalignmode_minor_mode_for_auto/
> Org should provide this feature out of the box as an optional minor
> mode like org-indent-mode. It provides a much nicer user experience
> than the current behavior where the table falls apart when you type in
> it until you press TAB or such.

The idea is nice, and probably a step in the right direction, but
`org-at-table-p' and `org-table-align' are not lightweight functions. In
some common situations, e.g., when the table is a bit large, or when it
is located away from the start of a section, typing in the table may
feel sluggish.

Therefore, I wonder if Org should include it unless it is optimized in
most situations.

As a side note, the table doesn't realign when you add a space in
a cell.


Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-27 18:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-27 16:27 Automatic formatting of the table as you type ndame
2020-03-27 18:55 ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2020-03-27 20:49   ` ndame
2020-03-29  6:18     ` Adam Porter
2020-03-30  8:26       ` Eric S Fraga
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-03-29  7:09 ndame

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