From: Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Using backticks for the inline code delimeter? Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:30:08 +1000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAN_Dec-bKBnV=tDYgOsphqhWeg3ZnuLXCUO0WO48s41HxRKR7g@mail.gmail.com> Matt Price <email@example.com> writes: > On Wed., Mar. 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Timothy, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > autofrettage <email@example.com> writes: > > > Quick and Dirty: Bind key '`' to ~ in Emacs? > > > > (I guess it is clear I haven't thought about the consequences.) > > You can add that just to the Org-mode map. That wouldn't be too bad, > there's always C-q. > > Is it possible to bind a key in org-mode but bind it back to another character if you're in a special environment, eg a code block? That would > probably be my preference. So "`" inserts "~" when you're writing text but "`" in an elisp or markdown SRC block, for instance. > > I guess just write a function that checks context? Presumably all the overloaded keybindings do this already but I guess I don't really know how they > do so. > Yes, you can do that. However, results can vary. The 'bottleneck' is in determining context. If that is easy, typically no problems. However, if you need something complex or need to scan a large part of the buffer to determine the context, then it can be problematic. > I do in general wish it were easier to switch between writing markdown and writing org, since I often have to write markdown for work. > Sounds like what you really need to do is define a set of key bindings which use the same bindings in both org and markup modes (different bound functions obviously). Instead of entering the character for 'code' using org syntax when in org and markdown syntax when in markdown, you just train your fingers to hit the key binding you have defined for entering 'code'. One nice advantage of this approach is that you can define functions such that if you hit that key binding it will insert the mode specific character if no region is selected, but if a region is selected, wrap that region using the nominated character. This is handy when editing a document because if you come across a section and want to have it rendered has code, bold, underlined etc, you can just select the target region and hit the appropriate key and job done. The other nice thing about this approach is you can generalise this further to other modes, even HTML. You then think in terms of either formatting or semantics (depending on how you define the bindings) and not the lower level syntax. The challenge can be in identifying the most appropriate key bindings. This can depend on the platform you use as well. When I was only using Linux, I used the 'super' key for this and it was great. However, when I also started using a mac, I had to define a new scheme. It can take a bit of work to setup initially, but I think it is worth the effort. I now have the same bindings in multiple modes, so regardless of whether I'm writing markdown, org, html, rich text, etc, I just hit the same key bindings to mark content as code, bold, italic, etc. -- Tim Cross
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-04-20 23:12 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 [this message] 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 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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