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From: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add support for $…$ latex fragments followed by a dash
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 22:28:38 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <st6ar8$tjk$1@ciao.gmane.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8735l7olmj.fsf@gmail.com>

On 28/01/2022 23:37, Timothy wrote:
>> There is no point to discuss deprecation of $…$ and ... while usage of
>> such constructs is not discouraged by the org manual
> Isn’t the point of discussing depreciation now that we’d change the manual etc.
> to discourage it? 😛

It is funny that nobody have checked what the manual actually states:

> Text within the usual LaTeX math delimiters. To avoid conflicts with
> currency specifications, single ‘$’ characters are only recognized as
> math delimiters if the enclosed text contains at most two line breaks,
> is directly attached to the ‘$’ characters with no whitespace in
> between, and if the closing ‘$’ is followed by whitespace, punctuation
> or a dash. For the other delimiters, there is no such restriction, so
> when in doubt, use ‘\(...\)’ as inline math delimiters.

I have no idea whether it ever worked in such way. So either the manual 
must be updated or a fix must be committed.

False positive with the proposed patch:

 > Balance decreased from $10 to negative value ($-2 approximately)

certainly it is more rare than $n$-th valid case.

>>> If we do deprecate support for $…$, it might also be a good idea to
>>> see if we can add a utility function which would make it easier for
>>> people to migrate existing documents to the new/alternative syntax. For
>>> the same reason it is hard to reliably parse $…$ syntax, we probably
>>> can’t automate that transition, but we should be able to reduce the effort
>>> required to update existing documents.
> Tim, as mentioned before I’m strongly in favour of a ~half decade transition
> including utility functions to shift existing TeX constructs to LaTeX, and
> adding warnings, well before dropping support.

That period should be started when manual is updated.

Functions updating old file to the current syntax is an interesting 
idea, but it assumes a copy of org-element as it was in that old org 

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-30 15:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-24 16:42 [PATCH] Add support for $…$ latex fragments followed by a dash Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-25  7:56 ` Eric S Fraga
2022-01-25 10:32   ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-26 17:15   ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-01-27  8:28     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-01-27 19:15       ` Tim Cross
2022-01-28 14:37         ` Max Nikulin
2022-01-28 16:37           ` Timothy
2022-01-30 15:28             ` Max Nikulin [this message]
2022-02-01 14:26               ` Max Nikulin
2022-01-27 19:34       ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-02-01 21:00       ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-02-02  2:48         ` João Pedro de Amorim Paula
2022-02-06 19:45           ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-02-07  0:00             ` Tim Cross
2022-01-26  6:33 ` Tom Gillespie
2022-01-26 17:49   ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-26 21:49     ` Tom Gillespie
2022-01-27 19:11       ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-25 18:09 Goran Zuzic
2022-01-27 18:54 autofrettage

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