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From: <tomas@tuxteam.de>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Treat :tangle-mode as an octal value not integer
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:26:59 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210929142659.GD15513@tuxteam.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87a6jvcwdd.fsf@gmail.com>

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On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 09:48:47PM +0800, Timothy wrote:
> Hi  Jeremy,
> 
> > As an org user I would expect :tangle-mode 0660 to produce a file that
> > has user rw, group rw, other nothing. Instead, what really happens
> > currently is 0660 is treated as an integer which is actually
> > 3140. This produces unexpected file permissions.
> 
> I agree that :tangle-mode could be more user-friendly. However, I think we can
> go further. Currently, only (identity #o755 / 493) works, however I think it would be
> good if it worked like chmod and accepted most of the following forms:
> ⁃ `#o755'
> ⁃ `755' (because people are used to this, as technically misleading as it may be,
>   as long as we can tell “:tangle-mode 356” from “:tangle-mode (identity #o544)”)
> ⁃ `rw' (equivalent to a=rw, and so #o555)
> ⁃ `a=rw,u+x' (equivalent to #o755) [hardest to support, so maybe?]

So you favour going the "full custom special parser". You're much more
involved in Org, so I think your gut feeling counts more than mine here :)

`755' is the funniest one, since, strictly speaking it doesn't correspond
to anything "out there" (note that the shell command `chmod' wants the
leading zero, or, well, it will do surprising things if you don't
provide it ;-)

But then, if it is clear that :tangle-mode is doing its own parsing,
it won't matter much.

Cheers
 - t

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-29 14:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-28 14:54 Jeremy Cowgar
2021-09-29  6:39 ` tomas
2021-09-29  6:55   ` Jeremy Cowgar
2021-09-29  7:21     ` tomas
2021-09-29  7:52     ` dkrm
2021-09-29  8:22       ` tomas
2021-09-29  9:29         ` Gyro Funch
2021-09-29 11:07           ` tomas
2021-09-29 13:17             ` Jeremy Cowgar
2021-09-29 13:55               ` tomas
2021-09-29  7:10   ` Greg Minshall
2021-09-29 11:35 ` Bastien
2021-09-29 13:48 ` Timothy
2021-09-29 14:26   ` tomas [this message]
2021-09-29 14:58     ` Timothy
2021-09-29 15:13       ` Jeremy Cowgar
2021-09-30 18:13         ` Timothy
2021-09-29 15:14       ` tomas
2021-09-29 17:18     ` Greg Minshall
2021-09-29 18:15       ` tomas
2021-11-18 12:04       ` Timothy

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