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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-exp-blocks: what about previewing blocks ?
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:17:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <08136B46-C923-4540-90E1-BD5850745F80@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2skhnyfmr.fsf@gmail.com>

On Jun 26, 2009, at 2:59 AM, Eric Schulte wrote:

> Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Jun 18, 2009, at 11:32 AM, Nicolas Girard wrote:
>>> 2009/6/18 Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
>>> On Jun 17, 2009, at 2:40 AM, Nicolas Girard wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> currently the code in org-exp-blocks is intended for pre-processing
>>> only.
>>> It seems to me like org-mode would gain a very powerful feature, if
>>> blocks could also be previewed in their own buffer, using the same
>>> mechanism as the org-format-latex function.
>>> What do you think ?
>>> I don't see how this could be done in a general way.  I guess you
>>> mean in particular
>>> the graphics blocks like ditaa?
>>> Yes. For any block type bt, if it makes sense, it would be possible
>>> to write such org-block-<bt>-generate-image(body) that takes the
>>> block as argument and returns the path of the image it produced.
>>> Then:
>>> - for exporting: the existing org-export-blocks-format-<bt>
>>> functions would simply call their respective
>>> org-block-<bt>-generate-
>>> image and work the same ;
>>> - for previewing a block of type <bt>: if such org-block-<bt>-
>>> generate-image exists, call it and display it the same way org-
>>> format-latex does
>>> Wouldn't it be great ?
>> Yes, it would be.  First you will need to talk Eric Schulte into
>> splitting the image generation functions into separate functions.
>> The I could look into the preview functionality.
> I recently sent out an email announcement of development on org-babel
> which should provide a unified backend for evaluating source-code
> contained in org-mode blocks.  If org-exp-blocks is using org-babel  
> for
> it's source-code evaluation the ability to interactively evaluate  
> blocks
> will come for free.  This would be my preference rather than
> implementing a new code-evaluation schema for org-exp-blocks.
> I suppose that this would assume that org-babel is accepted into the
> core of org-mode (for it to be a requirement of org-exp-blocks which  
> is
> now part of the org-mode core).  While this would be my preference, it
> is certainly not my decision to make, and I honestly haven't given it
> much thought up until this point.

 From your post yesterday, without looking closer at org-babel,
it sounded to me that it is still under heavy development,
so maybe it is too early for the core at this moment?

No principal objections, of course.

- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-26  4:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-17  0:40 Nicolas Girard
2009-06-18  7:41 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-18  9:32   ` Nicolas Girard
2009-06-19 15:31     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-26  0:59       ` Eric Schulte
2009-06-26  4:17         ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-06-26 17:16           ` Eric Schulte
2009-08-27 16:38     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-27 18:51       ` Eric Schulte
2009-08-28  8:02         ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-28 16:06           ` Eric Schulte
2009-08-28 16:31             ` Bernt Hansen
2009-06-18  8:21 ` Carsten Dominik

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