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Re: [Orgmode] desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new us
Re: [Orgmode] desirability of boxquote-style snippets for helping new users
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 20:13:31 -0600
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (darwin)
"Samuel Wales" <address@hidden> writes:
> I have noticed more people using boxquote and similar ways of setting
> off code. This makes it pretty and makes it stand out, both of which
> are good things.
> However, most prefix every line. For example, boxquote by default uses "|".
> While an experienced user can figure out rectangle commands or write a
> command to unpack the quote, new users and users who can't type much
> might skip using the code to avoid having to do that. And a very new
> user could actually stick the whole thing in .emacs and wonder why it
> doesn't work. It adds to the burden of fixing a problem or meeting a
> need in emacs without providing much benefit. Even a few keystrokes
> can do that.
> Perhaps quotes of code, in all packages like boxquote, could by
> default get fancy only on the lines precediing and following.
> What do you think?
I hadn't thought of that. I started using boxquote because I was
looking for an easier way to set off code. But if it's a nuisance or a
problem to new users, then I'd be happy to modify the variable
Something like this perhaps?
(setq boxquote-side " ")
What do others think? Is this readable enough?
The only downside is that the cursor has to be on the beginning or
ending line for commands such as boxquote-unbox or boxquote-yank or
boxquote-narrow-to-boxquote to work.
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