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From: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
To: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [RFC] [PATCH] ob-core.el: allow the auto-generation of output file names for src blocks.
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:35:16 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8738h49u2g.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 87d2g92au5.fsf@gmail.com

>> Looks useful to me, but ":file png" looks wrong, with too much
>> implicit.  We should find something less confusing.
> One option would be to use :file-ext instead, to generate a :file
> parameter.  I didn’t go this route because autogenerating :file from
> other parameters seemed like too much magic.  But your points in the
> other direction are good.
> How does this sound as an algorithm:
> 1. if :file is present, behave exactly as we do now
> 2. if :file is absent but :file-ext and a #+name is present, generate a
>    :file parameter from :output-dir, the #+name, and :file-ext.

This sounds like a great approach to me.

> Open questions:
> 1. should :file-ext without a #+name be a no-op, or an error?

One option might be to borrow naming behavior from the comment
functionality in ob-tangle which looks like the following (from line 426
in ob-tangle.el).

(let (...
       (intern (or (nth 4 info)       ; explicit #+name:
                   (format "%s:%d"    ; constructed from header and position
                           (or (ignore-errors (nth 4 (org-heading-components)))
                               "No heading")

> 2. should :output-dir apply to the :file case as well?

If you mean "should :output-dir be used as the base when :file is a
relative pathname" then I'd say "yes", and I think if this isn't the
current behavior then the current behavior should be changed.

Thanks for this nice patch,

> --
> Aaron Ecay

Eric Schulte
PGP: 0x614CA05D

  reply	other threads:[~2014-04-23 11:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-22 19:54 [RFC] [PATCH] ob-core.el: allow the auto-generation of output file names for src blocks Aaron Ecay
2014-04-22 21:22 ` Bastien
2014-04-23  0:04   ` Aaron Ecay
2014-04-23  1:35     ` Eric Schulte [this message]
2014-04-23 14:58       ` Bastien
2014-04-28  2:18       ` Aaron Ecay
2014-04-28  6:20         ` Achim Gratz
2014-04-29 13:25         ` Bastien
2014-05-04 13:55         ` Eric Schulte
2014-05-11 20:38           ` Aaron Ecay
2014-05-14 17:46             ` Achim Gratz
2014-05-15 10:05               ` Bastien
2014-05-16  3:28               ` Aaron Ecay
2014-05-17  6:20                 ` Achim Gratz
2014-04-23  6:27     ` Bastien
2014-04-23 11:07       ` Eric Schulte
2014-04-23 19:44     ` Achim Gratz

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