(In the Open Discussion Forum it was suggested to ask this here.)
Is there a plugin similar to Emacs Org mode) for managing simple TODO files with lists? Is anyone interested in creating one?
Org mode is very popular in Emacs and would be a great addition to Notepad++. It does much more than I could describe here, but I would already be happy with collapsible lists:
* list item 1
* list item 2
| ** subitem 1
L ** subitem 2
* list item 3
First thing I noticed is that Orgmode is written in Emacs Lisp, so it seems very Emacs-specific. But I have never used Emacs (I'm a vi guy ;-) so I have no idea how difficult it would be to incorporate Lisp-scripting in NPP. Then again, a Lisp engine would probably not be too difficult, but to make the API-interfacing compatible seems like a lot of works.
Maybe a python library that can handle these files could work with the python scripting that is available for NPP.
Directly incorporating Orgmode Emacs Lisp code would probably not be feasible. I guess there are a lot of very specific dependencies.
And I don't think it's necessary to clone 100% of org mode or even clone any things 100% identically. E.g. the file format could be somewhat different.
I just wish there was some support at all in NPP for writing and updating simple notes with lists etc.
Even something like a Markdown (or a similar simple wiki format with support for lists) language would be a huge improvement.
i got the same needs, and as a first step, i have created a UserDefinedLanguage
The bad thing is that i have change the org-mode model by adding a first level separator with 4 underscor (____) to enable the UDL folding : it is use in the "close of Folding in comment style"
Unfortunately i haven't find another way (if you have idea to enable the closing at the next * , like \n* , your welcome)
So, here is in attachment my little participation, a very simple UDL
Maybe as a second step, a real org-mode language will be good
Then as a third step, coding some extension to add org-mode tags by menu, like date, etc...