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From: David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Tables: missing multi-col/row syntax
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:45:58 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <s0etuu5vnyx.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877dr2680o.fsf@gmail.com> (TEC's message of "Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:35:38 +0800")

TEC <tecosaur@gmail.com> writes:

> David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> writes:
>> IMO this can (and definitely should) be regarded as a purely 
>> cosmetic problem,
>> to be resolved by purely cosmetic methods. I think the idea 
>> that each table cell
>> is exactly one unit of information (and can’t be a collection 
>> or array of units
>> of information) is more important than this issue.
>> In other words, I think it’s better to ridiculously overload 
>> fontification and
>> output formatting, than to sacrifice the main logic of how 
>> tables currently
>> work. I just don’t believe that it could be worth it.
> The appearance of the tables is purely cosmetic ... however when 
> one
> ends up maintaining three copies of the same table, I don't 
> think that
> dismissing it offhand as a "cosmetic problem" is a productive 
> approach.

I’m not using the word in a dismissive way; I just think fixing 
the problem “head-on“, solving a display problem by display 
solutions, is better than disruptively (and permanently) changing 
the logic in order to improve the display.

David Rogers

      reply	other threads:[~2020-11-04  2:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-02 18:14 Tables: missing multi-col/row syntax TEC
2020-11-02 19:45 ` Tom Gillespie
2020-11-02 19:46   ` TEC
2020-11-04  9:23   ` Christian Moe
2020-11-04  9:28     ` TEC
2020-11-03 10:08 ` David Rogers
2020-11-03 10:35   ` TEC
2020-11-04  2:45     ` David Rogers [this message]

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