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From: Tom Gillespie <tgbugs@gmail.com>
To: sebastien.miquel@posteo.eu
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add support for $…$ latex fragments followed by a dash
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:49:58 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+G3_PO8dwjeqF7XshP0QNrECGMPCzei9aZi7Q8_juFSHfq3Sw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bac2d0cf-36e6-a823-ea02-e5a45ce5c959@posteo.eu>

> The change is local and minor.
We can't know that. Consider for example someone that has
the following line somewhere in their files.
#+begin_src org
I spent $20 on food and was paid$-10 dollars by friends so
I am down $10.
#+end_src
Yes =paid$-10= is probably a typo that should have a space
in between, but it could still be in a file and cause an issue.
The more likely case would be of someone that has $ in the
name of a variable that also uses dashes. For example if
I have a list of variable names such as
#+begin_src org
Text a $A_BASH_VAR
Text b some-$-lisp-var
#+end_src

The proposed change would break any file with a pattern like
this.

We have no way of seeing every org file that users have
written so we don't know the extent of the impact, and thus
have to assume that there would be some impact. Making
such a change with an unknown blast radius in the midst of
considering removing support for that syntax altogether is
inviting disaster.

Best,
Tom


  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-26 21:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-24 16:42 Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-25  7:56 ` Eric S Fraga
2022-01-25 10:32   ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-26 17:15   ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-01-27  8:28     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-01-27 19:15       ` Tim Cross
2022-01-28 14:37         ` Max Nikulin
2022-01-28 16:37           ` Timothy
2022-01-30 15:28             ` Max Nikulin
2022-02-01 14:26               ` Max Nikulin
2022-01-27 19:34       ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-02-01 21:00       ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-02-02  2:48         ` João Pedro de Amorim Paula
2022-02-06 19:45           ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-02-07  0:00             ` Tim Cross
2022-01-26  6:33 ` Tom Gillespie
2022-01-26 17:49   ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-26 21:49     ` Tom Gillespie [this message]
2022-01-27 19:11       ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-25 18:09 Goran Zuzic
2022-01-27 18:54 autofrettage

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