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Re: [PATCH] Derive non-default start value for ordered list

From: Jens Lechtenboerger
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Derive non-default start value for ordered list
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:32:06 +0100

On 2019-12-02, at 08:23, Nicolas Goaziou wrote:

> Jens Lechtenboerger <address@hidden> writes:
>> [...]
>> What do you think about the attached patch that allows to omit the
>> @-syntax?  Controlled by the new variable
>> org-list-use-first-bullet-as-non-standard-counter, the code assigns
>> a counter value to the first list item from its bullet string if the
>> item
>> 1. does not specify a counter itself,
>> 2. has an alphanumeric bullet, and
>> 3. does not have a default start value (1, a, A).
> I think the current situation is better. It works, as advertised, and it
> allows you to re-number any item in the list, not necessarily the first
> one.

One can still do this.

> Of course, it may be less "elegant", but the overhead is negligible,
> and, as a data point, I'd rather have continuation lists more visible
> than not, as it could create confusion in the document.

I understand.

> I do not know about org-re-reveal, but included exporters do not display
> the [@xxx] part. However, they use its value to start lists at an
> appropriate number, if technically possible. I suggest org-re-reveal to
> do the same if that's not the case.

My backend does this, but maybe the user did not know about the
@-syntax.  Also, he did not want to change all his preexisting

Thanks for your feedback

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