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Re: [NonGNU ELPA] New package: ekg

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: [NonGNU ELPA] New package: ekg
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2023 20:32:50 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.9+54 (af2080d) (2022-11-21)

* Andrew Hyatt <ahyatt@gmail.com> [2023-01-05 04:26]:
> > > The advantage of this method is that it solves something that has
> > > bothered me for a while about the recent suite of tools like org-roam:
> > > backlinks are non-symmetrical. If you enter a note in your org-roam
> > > daily about emacs, and link it to the emacs note, then when you go to
> > > the emacs note, you have to explicitly enable the backlinks buffer to
> > > see the daily entry where you first entered it. Systems such as Logseq
> > > and the original Roam have backlinks alongside normal content, but
> > > this doesn’t seem possible in emacs, where a buffer of a file is
> > > expected show the file, and tricks with overlays can’t solve the
> > > issue
> >
> > Your paragraph has explained something, I get only vague clue about
> > the main point.
> >
> > Can you provide screenshot?
> >
> I've attached a screenshot of ekg, showing a document about "chicago style
> pizza" and a reference to it.  They both have the same tags: the date they
> were created on, and "chicago style pizza".  If I want a note to show up
> when I look at the "chicago style pizza" tag, then I tag it with that tag,
> not link it.

I understand you wish to have backlinks inline and you use note name
to search for it as tags in same time. If that is really the only way
of searching it is right. 

> My main point is that it shouldn't be in a separate buffer.  I want
> it inline.  It doesn't work to have it inline in the note itself,
> but it does work if you have a buffer that lists all notes with the
> tag, and instead of linking references to get the backlinks, you
> just tag things the same way.  Hope this helps.

It looks good.

In the packages I develop I have different positions, there is:

- editing position, and in that position I did not think involving a
  buffer with backlinks.

- I have view position, that is where by press of one key like "i" for
  information, I can see tags related to the note, however, I could
  also see all the related people, other related elementary objects,
  and objects from where it is hyperlinked to current object.

And I can imagine that on a press of the key overlays could be used to
show at any time necessary information. That way information may be
shown and offered to user, without distracting all the time.


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