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From: David Rogers <>
To: org-mode-email <>
Subject: Re: Tables: missing multi-col/row syntax
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 02:08:01 -0800
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (TEC's message of "Tue, 03 Nov 2020 02:14:33 +0800")

TEC <> writes:

> Hi all,
> This is a pretty major 'feature request', but I think also an 
> important
> one.
> When developing large tables, it can often be /necessary/ to 
> start using
> multi-column/row cells for clarity, and sensible exporting 
> results.

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.

David Rogers

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-03 10:08 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 [this message]
2020-11-03 10:35   ` TEC
2020-11-04  2:45     ` David Rogers

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