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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: Pride Allman <allmanpride@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lisp/org-table.el: Use booktabs on org-table-export
Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 20:19:44 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a6bojm73.fsf@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+VaMHtG5xZiWChm1XEv2+WafQD0SJQXnsYsW71mxQogr_-Azg@mail.gmail.com>

Pride Allman <allmanpride@gmail.com> writes:

> This is my first patch so hopefully I followed the instructions correctly,

Thanks for the patch! Patches are always welcome, though I do not fully
agree with the approach you used in this particular one.

> While using ~org-table-export~ on a table directly even with
> ~org-latex-tables-booktabs~ set to ~t~, it exports a normal table instead
> of booktabs table. But on the same situation, if you export the whole
> buffer the table will be exported according to booktabs.

I also find this discrepancy awkward.

Normally, Org export options are chosen according to
org-export-options-alist (see the docstring) and the equivalent
variables in specific export backend (see org-export-define-backend
'latex in ox-latex.el).

However, when you look into orgtbl-to-latex, orgtbl-to-html,
orgtbl-to-texinfo, and orgtbl-to-unicode, they all overwrite certain
export settings by force. Sometimes, even not leaving the user an option
to choose. All those (list :option value ...) are force-overwriting the
_global_ export defaults (see orgtbl-to-latex calling orgtbl-to-generic
that calls org-export-get-environment with third argument) , including
:latex-tables-booktabs. This is by design.

While I do not like the current design, your patch will only create even
more inconsistencies; The same problem will remain for other
force-overwritten options.

Best,
Ihor


  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-11 12:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-09 22:29 Pride Allman
2022-05-11 12:19 ` Ihor Radchenko [this message]
2022-05-11 17:01   ` Pride Allman
2022-05-12  9:29     ` Ihor Radchenko

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