On Wed, Feb 19 2020, Matthew Lundin wrote:
- org-hide-emphasis-markers => t
- org-hide-macro-markers => t
I have a few concerns about this. I believe that markup syntax,
rule, should be visible. Most markdown editors do not hide
default. I realize that there are some exceptions in Org (e.g.,
But editing around the invisible boundaries of links can be in
be fussy (sometimes I have to do M-x visible-mode when editing
edges of links). So I'd recommend not changing the default here,
especially for emphasis markers.
I was going to say the same thing. I set
`org-hide-emphasis-markers` to t when I started out using Org, but
at some point changed it to `nil` because editing at the
beginning/end of words in emphasis markers was just too
unpredictable. Same with links, BTW.
What I'm wondering, though, is why Org doesn't make hidden markup
visible when the cursor moves into it. `prettify-symbols-mode` can
do this, and AUCTeX does it by default (IINM) in folded macros and
preview snippets, so it's definitely doable.
So my suggestion would be to keep it off unless/until such
make-visible-at-point functionality is implemented.
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