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From: "Kevin M. Stout" <kevin.m.stout@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: 2 Surprises and 2 Questions Regarding Org Tangle
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 23:13:06 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210213041306.GA17795@cibola.cibola> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAGY83Ef23PZoY5ve05+8p4UwuV8BoCT1o7gjd574ddvourSxQQ@mail.gmail.com>

On 2021-02-11 18:44, Diego Zamboni wrote:

> #2 is known (maybe documented? Not sure) behavior: using :noweb-ref
> accumulates multiple blocks with the same name, whereas #+NAME uses only
> the first one. I think #+NAME's are supposed to be unique within a document.

It seems that more recent versions of org-babel-expand-noweb-references (not
org-babel-tangle, as I said in an earlier message) no longer accumulate blocks
with common #+NAMEs. (Now, though, #+NAME has priority over :noweb-ref, which is
the opposite of how things were done before.) Looking through some older
discussions on the topic, I do see the downsides of accepting duplicate #+NAMEs,
which are rooted in the assumption of uniqueness made elsewhere. Even so, I
still hold that

#+NAME: this is a cool way to do something
#+BEGIN_SRC language
is a much nicer syntax than

#+BEGIN_SRC language :noweb-ref "this is a cool way to do something"

especially as a project grows.

Perhaps we could have a variation on #+NAME that doesn't need to be unique?
Maybe something like #+NOREF, to evoke :noweb-ref? Or #+NONAME?

Kevin M. Stout

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-13  4:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-09 12:29 2 Surprises and 2 Questions Regarding Org Tangle Lee Jia Hong
2021-02-11 17:44 ` Diego Zamboni
2021-02-13  2:41   ` Kevin M. Stout
2021-02-13  4:13   ` Kevin M. Stout [this message]
2021-02-11 17:46 ` Greg Minshall
2021-02-11 17:52 ` Greg Minshall

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