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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>,
	Richard Lawrence <wyley.r@gmail.com>,
	emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: newline or no newline at end of capture: expected behavior
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:07:01 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8sR4Qk+Hb7cYqx_6ek-KRcrfPNBdqqX-7+4V2-jH_yS1g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87wo0f4i75.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr>

hi nicolas,

thanks, that helps to know that org adds a newline.  this prevents the
failure mode of corrupted headers.

just to confirm, do you mean capture /templates/ [potentially
verifiable by org] vs. /finalized buffers/?

it sounds like you mean templates, because otherwise org just does
whatever is necessary to create desired lines?

the user can mess with the buffer, so might leave a trailing newline
or not.  might copy from a file that ensures trailing newline, or one
that does not, etc.

thus finalized buffers can contain anything.  or nothing.

at present, possibly due to my own errors, without the options
specified explicitly, i get blank lines below the header if i finalize
the buffer with a trailing newline, and blank lines below the target
header if i capture with an empty buffer.  in maint.


On 9/27/20, Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> thank you.  when i can, i will try explicitly setting all three to 0
>> to see if that prevents the unwanted newlines, in the buffer with
>> newline on last line, and empty buffer, cases.
>>
>> the docstring says empty-lines defaults to 0, which is what i want.
>> it does not say what the default for after and before are.
>>
>> it /sounds/ like capture is supposed to produce the desired number
>> [and position] of empty lines regardless of whether the buffer is
>> empty or there is or is not a trailing newline on the final line of
>> hte buffer.  is this more or less correct?
>
> I didn't read the whole thread, but a final newline is mandatory in all
> capture templates, independently on the number of desired blank lines.
> If such final newline is not provided, the capture mechanism will add
> one.
>
> The only exception is about empty capture templates, which are left
> as-is, i.e. a "final newline" is not added in that case.
>
> I don't know if that answers your question, but HTH.
>
> Regards,
> --
> Nicolas Goaziou
>


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  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-27 21:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-20  5:29 Samuel Wales
2020-09-20  5:36 ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-23  7:24   ` Bastien
2020-09-23 21:29     ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-23 21:30   ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27  4:13     ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27  7:16       ` Richard Lawrence
2020-09-27  7:42         ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27 10:39           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-27 21:07             ` Samuel Wales [this message]
2020-09-27 21:08               ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-28  2:31                 ` Samuel Wales

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