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Re: [O] Problem with org-entities-user

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Problem with org-entities-user
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:55:56 +0200


Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> These are all valid arguments.  However, I did design
> Org-mode to be LaTeX-near to make sure that it becomes
> easy and fast to type as a notes environment.  In my mind, a user
> expecting \cite{...} to work in other backends is not necessarily
> a wrong expectation, and if we introduce a syntax for doing citations
> in HTML, why not using the LaTeX syntax for it?
> So actually, it seems I do not fully agree with your *consistency*
> argument.  While you are right that it is the logical and clean thing
> if you view Org as a markup language created for export, it is not
> necessarily the right solution for a convenience point of view.

My point is not about removing anything related to LaTeX syntax. I'm
fine with a \cite{...} (although I think [[cite:...]] may be cleaner) as
long as it really is accepted by most major export back-ends.

But I think accepting raw commands like \vspace, \hfill and al. is not
necessary (as long as there's still a way to send them to the export
back-end). We shouldn't trick users into thinking these commands will be
obeyed in any situation.

Moreover, I don't think that they belong to an easy and fast to type
notes environment.


Nicolas Goaziou

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