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

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: [O] Request - make comments `bracket-dumb'
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 06:43:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Dear Alain,

>>>>> Alain Cochard <address@hidden> writes:

    > 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.,
    > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2018-06/msg00426.html).

Thank you, I had forgotten about the zero-width space; although, true, I
don't much care for it.

    > More generally, there does not seem to be a way to write totally
    > verbatim text

That's a pity.

Best wishes,

Colin Baxter
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