At some point when writing TaskPaper 3 I decided to be expensive and include
+ in addition to standard
- as possible lead symbols for tasks. The idea was to match Markdown syntax for unordered lists… but I don’t think that was a useful idea and I think very few if anyone actually uses those symbols for TaskPaper tasks.
Instead I get a few bug reports a year that typing
+ at the start of a line results in weird looking character… and it does because part of the default styling is to stretch the leading task character… so that
- looks good and is easy to hit with mouse.
So the questions… does it seem reasonable to just stop recognizing
* as leading chars for tasks. On one hand this breaks TaskPaper format. On other hand it seems like a pretty inconsequential break and would likely avoid confusion that people are experiencing due to existing behavior.