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Re: [O] won't emacs kick into org mode for any file with a ".org" suffix

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: [O] won't emacs kick into org mode for any file with a ".org" suffix?
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 01:19:56 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

"Robert P. J. Day" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, 9 Sep 2012, Jambunathan K wrote:
>> "Robert P. J. Day" <address@hidden> writes:
>> >   currently working my way thru the manual and section 1.3,
>> > "Activation", explains how to add a line to your .emacs file to
>> > guarantee that any ".org" file will open in org mode.
>> >
>> >   but as far as i can tell, as long as org-mode is installed, that
>> > will happen, anyway, won't it?  i've tested it with an empty .org file
>> > and i get org mode automatically.
>> >
>> >   isn't it worth mentioning that?  or am i misreading something?
>> It is meant for users who are using Org with a version of Emacs that is
>> released before 2007-11-09.  That is really an Emacs that is
>> half-a-decade old.
>   i figured that - my point was that i think it's worth mentioning that, with 
> any
> decently current version of emacs, all of that is already configured
> and you don't need to do anything.  reading that section doesn't make
> that clear.

I think you are complaining about something which isn't really a

Absence of that information may hinder usage for someone who is on
Emacs-22.1.  More importantly, presence of that is not going to hinder a
new user.

Emacs 22.1 released, Richard Stallman, 2007/06/03 
Emacs 22.2 released, Chong Yidong, 2008/03/26 

| c3c7e73f org.texi (Carsten 2008-01-31) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist 
'("\\.org\\'" . org-mode))

| -This manual is for Org-mode (version 5.03).
| +This manual is for Org-mode (version 5.04).
|     Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Free Software Foundation
| @@ -431,7 +431,7 @@ define _global_ keys for the commands `org-store-link' 
and `org-agenda'
|  - please choose suitable keys yourself.
|       ;; The following lines are always needed.  Choose your own keys.
| -     (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.org$" . org-mode))
| +     (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.org\\'" . org-mode))
|       (define-key global-map "\C-cl" 'org-store-link)
|       (define-key global-map "\C-ca" 'org-agenda)

>   just my $0.02 (Cdn).

I think I am in a mood to pick some argument :-).

> rday


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