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From: Kevin Rodgers <kevin.d.rodgers@gmail.com>
To: help-gnu-emacs@gnu.org
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:41:56 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <gkp358$o99$2@ger.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20524da70901151741n2ee14a3fta28b32b32d45b132@mail.gmail.com>

Samuel Wales wrote:
> I have noticed more people using boxquote and similar ways of setting
> off code.  This makes it pretty and makes it stand out, both of which
> are good things.
> 
> However, most prefix every line.  For example, boxquote by default uses "|".
> 
> While an experienced user can figure out rectangle commands or write a
> command to unpack the quote, new users and users who can't type much
> might skip using the code to avoid having to do that.  And a very new
> user could actually stick the whole thing in .emacs and wonder why it
> doesn't work.  It adds to the burden of fixing a problem or meeting a
> need in emacs without providing much benefit.  Even a few keystrokes
> can do that.
> 
> Perhaps quotes of code, in all packages like boxquote, could by
> default get fancy only on the lines precediing and following.
> 
> What do you think?

,----[ C-h f boxquote-unbox RET ]
| boxquote-unbox is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `boxquote.el'.
| (boxquote-unbox)
|
| Remove the boxquote that contains `point'.
|
| [back]
`----

-- 
Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-01-16  4:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-16  1:41 Samuel Wales
2009-01-16  2:13 ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-16  2:32 ` Austin Frank
2009-01-16  3:34   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-16  4:41 ` Kevin Rodgers [this message]
2009-01-16  9:56 ` Tassilo Horn

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