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From: Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
To: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
Cc: Tom Gillespie <tgbugs@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Some commentary on the Org Syntax document
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 14:48:37 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y250oo3o.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87a6hggagz.fsf@localhost>

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Hi Ihor,

Because your reply is shorter, you get my first response 😛.

>> [Renaming parts of the Hierarchy]
> I am against renaming this. We should rather improve the syntax document
> keeping the key concepts consistent with Elisp code.

This is certainly something to be conservative about, but I think some small
tweaks could be beneficial. See my comment below.

> Org parser distinguish two principal types of syntax structures:
> 1. Elements
> 2. Objects
> Neither elements nor objects can intersect their boundaries, but they
> can be nested.
> An object is always a part of some element or other object.
> Greater element can contain other elements and objects.
> Element that is not greater element can only contain objects.

A thought has just occurred to me, how about instead of having
“elements” which are split into “Greater Elements” and other “Elements”, what if
we simply added the prefix “lesser” to the later?

I.e. go from

⁃ Elements
  • Greater Elements
  • (other) Elements


⁃ Elements
  • Greater Elements
  • Lesser Elements

I think having something explicit like this could reduce the chance of

> [Comments on headings and sections]

This accords with my reading of the document and the way I’ve implemented things
in OrgMode.jl (see <https://github.com/tecosaur/OrgMode.jl/blob/main/src/types/sections.jl>).

All the best,

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-04  6:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-02  9:23 Some commentary on the Org Syntax document Timothy
2021-12-02 19:00 ` Tom Gillespie
2021-12-02 19:16   ` Timothy
2021-12-04  5:26     ` Tom Gillespie
2021-12-04  6:17     ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04  6:48       ` Timothy [this message]
2021-12-04  7:40         ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04  8:09           ` Timothy
2021-12-04  9:41           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-12-04 14:00             ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04 14:43               ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-12-05  6:30                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-05  9:28                   ` Nicolas Goaziou

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