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From: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
To: Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org>
Cc: "Gustav Wikström" <gustav@whil.se>,
	"Org Mode List" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [Bug] org-store-link should not insert a document level ID property
Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 18:45:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87tv0jbx7j.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878shw6k5s.fsf@fastmail.fm> (Matthew Lundin's message of "Wed, 13 May 2020 08:26:07 -0500")

Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org> writes:

> Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr> writes:
>> AFAIK, ID is associated to a file name, and possibly a location in it.
>> In this case, the ID is strictly equivalent to the file name, so why
>> bother?
> I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you asking: Why bother
> generating IDs at the top level of a file (which was the change Gustav
> introduced)? Or why bother turning off that behavior? I can't address
> the former question but I will address the latter. 

Sorry for not being clear. This was the first question. I don't
understand why we are generating an ID for the whole file.

> The main reason is that I find these IDs redundant and visually
> distracting. I can see how file IDs would be useful if one is
> constantly renaming files (or perhaps writing custom functions that
> convert files to entries and vice versa).

IIUC, currently, renaming the file breaks the association between the ID
and the file name. IOW, the ID is useless if you rename the file.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-13 16:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-04 22:13 Matt Lundin
2020-04-04 23:07 ` Gustav Wikström
2020-04-05 15:50   ` Gustav Wikström
2020-04-10  8:08     ` Gustav Wikström
2020-05-07 21:41     ` Matthew Lundin
2020-05-13  8:33       ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-05-13 13:26         ` Matthew Lundin
2020-05-13 16:45           ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2020-05-14 19:27             ` Gustav Wikström
2020-05-14 21:20               ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-05-14 22:06                 ` Gustav Wikström
2020-05-14 19:11       ` Gustav Wikström

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