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From: Greg Minshall <minshall@umich.edu>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: quotation marks in table cell vs. org-babel-ref-resolve
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 16:20:42 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3955827.1646094042@apollo2.minshall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87mtlhgsee.fsf@gmail.com>

i have a problem similar to this from a few months ago.  in this case,
it seems to be when trying to pass a column with a quoted-string inside
of it.  (this is on the "bugfix" branch.)  my e-lisp code seems to get
just the initial part of the string from the cell with "odd" contents.

#+name: xl
| this, "he said" | is where, | "you go in" there |

#+begin_src elisp :var xl=xl
  (message "%S" xl)

when i execute this, *Messages* says
(("this, \"he said\"" "is where," "you go in"))
Code block evaluation complete.
(my complaint: there's no there there. :)

in December, when i reported something similar, Tim pushed back, and
maybe i should elaborate:

> The key question is what is the use case for having this 'mixed'
> content in a table cell?

for better or worse, i most often use org-mode tables as (storage and
data entry mechanisms for) simple data bases.  other than the pipe
symbol ('|'), i assume i can put "anything" in a cell, and extract it
later.  i find this very valuable.

normally, i pass such tables to some R code (this example, btw, breaks
passing to R code).  but occasionally i do other things with them.

the behavior i'm seeing seems to me inconsistent, indicating it is maybe
not intentional.  exporting, for example, at least to html. i see the
full contents of the third column.

cheers, Greg

      parent reply	other threads:[~2022-03-01  0:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-03 17:28 quotation marks in table cell vs. org-babel-ref-resolve Greg Minshall
2021-12-03 18:26 ` Greg Minshall
2021-12-03 23:45   ` Tim Cross
2021-12-04  3:16     ` Greg Minshall
2021-12-04 21:34       ` Tim Cross
2021-12-06 18:02         ` Greg Minshall
2021-12-06  9:20           ` Greg Minshall
2022-10-23  7:09       ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-01  0:20     ` Greg Minshall [this message]

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