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Re: [DISCUSSION] org-capture.el vs remember.el (was: [ELPA] New package:

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] org-capture.el vs remember.el (was: [ELPA] New package: jami-bot and org-jami-bot)
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2023 09:20:48 -0800

Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net> writes:

> The refactoring de-coupled what used to be org-remember.el into
> completely rewritten org-capture.el that added important features that
> could not be implemented within remember.el framework:
> 1. org-capture arranges writing the text to remember directly into the
>    target location where it is to be stored. This addressed an important
>    problem of remember.el - remember.el always uses temporary buffer for
>    user input and does not save it until remember-finalize is executed
>    explicitly. A number of users sometimes forgot to call
>    remember-finalize, leading to annoying data losses.
> 2. remember.el only allows a single text input at a time. org-capture
>    makes it possible for users to write multiple notes in parallel.
> I am wondering if it would be possible to have the above two key
> features supported by remember.el. Then, org-capture.el could go back to
> re-using remember.el infrastructure and thus reduce code duplication.

This is, of course, desirable.  The real question is how much work it
will take and who will volunteer to do it.

On the face of things, remember.el does not comprise a huge amount of
code, and I don't see why the above two features couldn't be retrofitted
into it.

Patches welcome.

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