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Re: [Orgmode] Feature in org-move-item-down

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Feature in org-move-item-down
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:20:29 +0100

On Mar 19, 2007, at 4:26, Mike Newman wrote:

The manual (section 2.8) says

"Indentation also determines the end of a list item. It ends before the next line that is indented like the bullet/number, or less."

Yes, you are right, I am treating an empty line as a line with a large

Suppose I did what you suggest, treating it as a line with no

- one

- two
  - two a
  - two b
  - two c

- three

Now "- three" will not be treated as third item in the list
started by "- one", but it will be starting a new list...

Whatever I do, this is very fragile, and I would have to require
to never put any empty line between items.  What we have
now is at least stable.  I agree that making empty lines
always close all levels of items would be another stable
implementation.  Hmmmmmm.

- Carsten

I think that a blank line has 0 indentation, therefore (by this logic)
it should end a list item.  Clearly a blank line cannot start a list
item, so it must end a list.

I think the question is whether list items can contain blank lines.
This may be established practice, but it was not what I was expecting.



On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 08:11:08 +0100
Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> wrote:

On Mar 17, 2007, at 4:15, Mike Newman wrote:

It appears org-move-item-down treats blank lines as part of the
preceding list item (whereas I use them to separate a list from
subsequent text).

So given

- a test
- b test
- c test


with point on line b, M-x org-move-item-down gives
- a test
- c test

- b test

The problem with is this is following.  Suppose I made the item end
before the
empty line, as you suggest.  Then consider the following case:

- a test

- b test

- c test

If I now move "b" up, I get

- b test
- a test

- c test

I don't think there is a good solution to this problem - if you
know one, I would be interested.

- Carsten


Carsten Dominik
Sterrenkundig Instituut "Anton Pannekoek"
Universiteit van Amsterdam
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