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From: Anthony Cowley <acowley@gmail.com>
To: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
Cc: sebastien.miquel@posteo.eu,
	org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 09:30:12 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CDA4234E-FFD6-418F-8102-E47BA0860475@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87k0ezdgp5.fsf@ucl.ac.uk>



> On Jan 16, 2022, at 7:13 AM, Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> On Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 00:36, Timothy wrote:
>>        Hmm. Not sure about this. Keystroke wise we’re comparing $$
>>        to \(. The latter can be completed by smartparens, but since
>>        single dollars are reasonable Org content the former can’t.
>>        At this point the only argument is muscle memory, and if
> 
> As an aside, I will suggest including the following code in your Emacs
> customization:
> 
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp :tangle "esf-org.el"
>  ;; from Nicolas Richard <theonewiththeevillook@yahoo.fr>
>  ;; Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:23:02 +0100
>  ;; Message-ID: <87vc913oh5.fsf@yahoo.fr>
>  (defun yf/org-electric-dollar nil
>    "When called once, insert \\(\\) and leave point in between.
>  When called twice, replace the previously inserted \\(\\) by one $."
>         (interactive)
>         (if (and (looking-at "\\\\)") (looking-back "\\\\("))
>             (progn (delete-char 2)
>                    (delete-char -2)
>                    (insert "$"))
>           (insert "\\(\\)")
>           (backward-char 2)))
>  (define-key org-mode-map (kbd "$") 'yf/org-electric-dollar)
> #+end_src
> 
> I've been using this for years now and it works very well: I also had
> $...$ in my muscle memory.

This is a really helpful snippet, but I tried it out for a while a previous time this issue came up and found the readability of equations took too much of a hit. The “backslash city” really is tough to visually parse. Backslash density is already an unfortunate bit of the LaTeX experience, and I didn’t get used to the extra slashed characters as bookends over a two week trial.

I still wanted to express my appreciation for you sharing this!

Anthony

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-16 14:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-09 18:02 Org Syntax Specification Timothy
2022-01-15 12:40 ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-15 16:36   ` Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments (was: Org Syntax Specification) Timothy
2022-01-16  8:08     ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-16  9:23       ` Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments Martin Steffen
2022-01-16  9:46       ` Colin Baxter 😺
2022-01-16 11:11         ` Tim Cross
2022-01-16 13:26         ` Juan Manuel Macías
2022-01-16 14:43           ` Colin Baxter 😺
2022-01-16 15:16             ` Greg Minshall
2022-01-16 17:45         ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-01-16 12:10     ` Eric S Fraga
2022-01-16 14:30       ` Anthony Cowley [this message]
2022-01-18  0:54 ` Org Syntax Specification Tom Gillespie
2022-01-18 12:09   ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-01-19  1:22     ` Tom Gillespie
2022-01-19 11:58       ` Ihor Radchenko

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