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From: TEC <tecosaur@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Tables: missing multi-col/row syntax
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:35:38 +0800
Message-ID: <877dr2680o.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <s0eblgewy66.fsf@gmail.com>


David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> writes:

> IMO this can (and definitely should) be regarded as a purely 
> cosmetic problem,
> to be resolved by purely cosmetic methods. I think the idea that 
> each table cell
> is exactly one unit of information (and can’t be a collection or 
> array of units
> of information) is more important than this issue.
>
> In other words, I think it’s better to ridiculously overload 
> fontification and
> output formatting, than to sacrifice the main logic of how 
> tables currently
> work. I just don’t believe that it could be worth it.

The appearance of the tables is purely cosmetic ... however when 
one
ends up maintaining three copies of the same table, I don't think 
that
dismissing it offhand as a "cosmetic problem" is a productive 
approach.

--
Timothy


  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-03 10:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-02 18:14 TEC
2020-11-02 19:45 ` Tom Gillespie
2020-11-02 19:46   ` TEC
2020-11-04  9:23   ` Christian Moe
2020-11-04  9:28     ` TEC
2020-11-03 10:08 ` David Rogers
2020-11-03 10:35   ` TEC [this message]
2020-11-04  2:45     ` David Rogers

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