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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: Greg Minshall <minshall@umich.edu>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: quotation marks in table cell vs. org-babel-ref-resolve
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:34:16 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a6hgujob.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4107465.1638587764@apollo2.minshall.org>

Greg Minshall <minshall@umich.edu> writes:

> hi, Tim,
>> The key question is what is the use case for having this 'mixed' content
>> in a table cell?
> in my case, i am putting RFC822('ish) e-mail addresses in a column of an
> org-mode table.  and, i want to extract them.
> ----
> | oxymoron@example.com                      |
> | Greg Oxymoron <oxymoron@example.com>      |
> | "Greg G. Oxymoron" <oxymoron@example.com> |
> ----
> for the third row returns =Greg G. Oxymoron=, rather than my desired
> ="Greg G. Oxymoron" <oxymoron@example.com>=.
> by the way, do you know the use case for the current behavior for
> strings that start with a ="=?  i couldn't find anything in the manual.
> i wonder if maybe the existing parameter =inhibit-lisp-eval= (which, in
> the path i am exercising, is non-nil) could also be used to not do the
> check for a ="=?  (maybe that's also a hack, but i think it would solve
> my problem. :)

I don't know. It could be related to the spreadsheet capabilities or it
could simply be an oversight in how the code extracts values from

I tend to use the function org-table-to-list to extract the data from a
table. It gives me a nested list which I can then process with elisp in
any way I want. I don't know if that would help or how it will interpret
a cell whic contains both quoted and unquoted data.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-04 21:47 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 [this message]
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

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