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Re: [PROPOSAL] New function `org-headings-to-point' and displayer.

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] New function `org-headings-to-point' and displayer.
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:04:23 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 03 Dec 2019, Adam Porter wrote:
>You might consider adjusting your fontification settings.  The
>single-line outline path can be quite readable with the right faces (see
>attached example).

That's a useful hint generally, thank you.  However, for most of the Org Mode 
files I work with, the heading lengths are pretty long, so I need vertical 
stacking in the minibuffer when displaying all the headings down to point.

>I'd recommend against adding more optional arguments to that function,
>because it already has four.  Emacs/Org already have enough problems
>with code like (org-whatever nil t nil t nil nil t).

Sure, I can see how that tradeoff might not be worth it.

>> There should also be some way to access the new functionality
>> interactively; the solution might be a new interactive wrapper
>> function with its own name, or maybe some new variables?  I don't
>> know; I haven't thought it all the way through yet.
>> Is there any interest in or opposition to such a patch?  I'd like to
>> get a sense of whether it would be able to land in Org Mode before I
>> start working on it.
>I'd recommend simply making a new interactive function, putting it in
>your personal config, and sharing it publicly (e.g. here and on
>/r/orgmode).  Use it "in anger" for a while, and solicit feedback from
>other users for a while.  Then, if it still seems widely useful enough
>to deserve being added to Org proper, apply what you've learned in the
>meantime to improve and simplify its implementation before proposing a

Well, I already posted it here, so that's done.   Those functions are publicly 
packaged (albeit with the `ots-' prefix) here:


Unless you meant make a new interactive function to display a vertical 
hierarchy and base it on the existing Org Mode functions you informed me of the 
existence of?  But I don't think there's a way to do that without adding some 
new parameters to those existing functions, and, as you point out, that's 
probably not worth the extra complexity.

>You might also consider sending it to my "unpackaged.el" repo, which
>might make a good home for it: http://github.com/alphapapa/unpackaged.el

That's a nice collection!  I'm enjoying browsing through it.

I effectively already have a personal unpackaged-elisp repository at 
https://svn.red-bean.com/repos/kfogel/trunk/.emacs (if these functions weren't 
already in 'ots-tools', they'd be there).

Best regards,

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