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Re: [O] Request - make comments `bracket-dumb'

From: Alain . Cochard
Subject: Re: [O] Request - make comments `bracket-dumb'
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 07:21:03 +0200

Colin Baxter writes on Mon  6 Aug 2018 11:13:
 > If I launch emacs -q, create an org-mode file and enter a comment as
 > # Blah blah  [[bib:blah]] blah blah.
 > then the  brackets close up such that only one pair is visible. If I
 > want both pairs visible then I have to write [ [bib:blah] ]. If I use
 > #+begin_comment then the bracket content is also highlighted, as if it
 > were active. Both pairs of brackets disappear if `bib:blah' is not present.
 > This seems to me to be contrary to what a Comment should be - namely a
 > piece of wholly dumb text. Could this not be achieved?

There is a way to have [[bib:blah]] but I doubt you will like it:
insert a zero width space between the two opening brackets (see, e.g.,

More generally, there does not seem to be a way to write totally
verbatim text (I hope someone can prove me wrong).


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