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From: Dominik Schrempf <dominik.schrempf@gmail.com>
To: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Necessity of `org-fill-paragraph'
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:49:02 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zh9j9etd.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87wo4nropq.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr>

Dear Nicolas!

Thank you for your fast reply! I now use a custom =org-unfill-toggle= which does
the same as =unfill-toggle= but uses =org-fill-paragraph=. It just took me a
while to see where the problem lies! For cases like these, it would be
advantageous if major modes could redefine certain functions. Like
=fill-paragraph= in this case. Instead, they usually (have to?) rebind the
keys...

Kind regards,
Dominik

Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr> writes:

> Hello,
>
> Dominik Schrempf <dominik.schrempf@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I am using a global keybinding for =M-q=, so that I can fill and unfill
>> paragraphs with one key stroke (unfill.el):
>>
>> : (global-set-key (kbd "s-q") 'unfill-toggle)
>>
>> For a long time, I thought that =fill-paragraph= was broken in Org mode, because
>> it doesn't work well on code blocks, on lists, and on many other things [1].
>> Just now, I realized that Org mode uses a specialized version of
>> `fill-paragraph`, called `org-fill-paragraph`.
>>
>> Hence, the aforementioned global key binding breaks behavior in Org mode,
>> although the function =unfill-toggle= is just a wrapper around
>> =fill-paragraph=.
>
> You could detect if you're in an Org document beforehand.
> `org-fill-paragraph' obeys to `fill-column'.
>
>> Is it necessary to have the specialized function =org-fill-paragraph=? Is it
>> possible to use the canonical =fill-paragraph=?
>
> There is `fill-paragraph-function', but it only kicks when no region is
> selected. Using it would break region filling. There is also
> `fill-forward-paragraph-function', but I think it is too limited.
>
> In a nutshell, I didn't find any way to fill correctly Org documents
> using `fill-paragraph' mechanism. So I wrote the current implementation
> of `org-fill-paragraph', which is a wrapper around `org-fill-element'.
>
> Regards,



  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-04 12:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-04 12:04 Dominik Schrempf
2020-06-04 12:37 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-06-04 12:49   ` Dominik Schrempf [this message]
2020-06-04 12:53     ` Eric S Fraga

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