[emacs-berlin] Pushing org-mode

Andreas Röhler andreas.roehler at easy-emacs.de
Mon Feb 8 10:48:39 UTC 2016

Hi Emacs-Berliner,

one of the most useful tools in Emacs is org-mode, assume we will agree 
so far at this list.

However, org-mode has some limitations: basic features use hardcoded 
characters, notably the star, (codepoint 42, #o52, #x2a). Other chars 
are employed as formatters. This bites, if the code itself needs this 
chars. The emacs-org mailing list receives respective complaints/questions.

Just to give an example: 
And yes, there is always a way around in Emacs...

The surprising thing here: there is not need to hardcode this. Why not 
use a customizable variable instead?

As already maintaining several large packages, notable python-mode.el, 
https://gitlab.com/groups/python-mode-devs, hesitate to start this at my 

Maybe it fits as a community project?  Should someone want to learn 
coding in Emacs Lisp, this would be an excellent opportunity doing it on 
the job... :)



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