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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Using backticks for the inline code delimeter?
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:25:30 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8sWbCFhjv=RpNhhptC75rUbCUEiXQ6Yc=RovcxaheGw2Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sg4baqel.fsf@gmail.com>

just personal opinion but i wouldn't want org's syntax to get more
heterogeneous and non-orthogonal/non-factored.

i could see room for an orthogonal/factored flexible syntax, like
"parsing risk" and "extensible syntax" threads on this ml.  this would
be the one syntax to rule them all, /vaguely/ similar to how you can
do stuff with cl's parser....

...which here would require user-definability so that the user can
specify that $[emphasis :type 'code :hide t :marker ?`] shows as `.

the general idea would be desirable if new syntax is needed, but if it
is only used for this purpose it would imo be overkill*n.


On 3/31/21, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de> writes:
>
>> George Mauer <gmauer@gmail.com> writes:
>>> - lists with dashes, org supports that just fine
>>
>> or stars (not possible with org) or plus (in org).
>>
>>> *bold text* with stars, again org already does this
>>
>> Note that this does not match markdown: Markdown uses *emphasis* and
>> **strong**.
>>
>>> `backtick code`, org doesn't handle this and actually uses the tilde as
>>> a
>>> delimeter which is extra jarring since its a strikethrough in many chat
>>> apps
>>
>> tilde or equals.
>>
>> - list
>> *bold*
>> =code=
>>
>> Adding more syntax is a slippery slope, because then `foo` can never be
>> used for anything else, and there is a limited amount of usable syntax
>> elements.
>>
>
> Yes, I think this is potentially a bad idea. Org parsing is already slow
> enough without adding yet more syntax and font-locking complexity.
>
> I also suspect this is not as simple as just adding this to org parsing
> - all backends and many contributed packages would likely also need to
> be updated to understand the new syntax. So probably not a trivial
> change and a change which is likely to have real impact wrt backwards
> compatibility.
>
> Part of the issue here is that there is no markdown 'standard'. There
> are a number of markdown 'flavors' or dialects. Org is just another one
> (and one of the older ones at that).
>
> --
> Tim Cross
>
>


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-01  0:26 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
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 [this message]
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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