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From: Matt Huszagh <huszaghmatt@gmail.com>
To: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: incorrect documentation for file-desc header argument?
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:19:35 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87d04ddck8.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ime6ap5p.fsf@kyleam.com>

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Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> writes:

> Yeah, that looks to be the intended result of that thread.  That
> thread's patch was applied with a58a4f0ad (new source block header
> argument :filelinkdescr, 2012-03-27).  However, shortly after, that
> treatment was intentionally changed (670c7f31c, 2012-03-31):
>     simplified implementation of :file-desc header argument
>     This will no longer insert the value of the :file header argument as
>     the description if the description is left blank (as this changes
>     the meaning of the :file header argument).
>     The desc handling logic is moved to the `org-babel-result-to-file'
>     function.
> So, I'd say this is a documentation bug.

Thanks for the clarification Kyle. I've attached a patch that I believe
clarifies the documentation to match the current behavior.


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From a9cd13f3d7b120a24b3416f8f8ba0892a8e47221 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Matt Huszagh <huszaghmatt@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:10:12 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] org-manual.org: Modify file-desc header argument to match

 doc/org-manual.org | 5 ++---
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/org-manual.org b/doc/org-manual.org
index b61644626..0f012d4df 100644
--- a/doc/org-manual.org
+++ b/doc/org-manual.org
@@ -17436,9 +17436,8 @@ default behavior is to automatically determine the result type.
   #+cindex: @samp{file-desc}, header argument
   The =file-desc= header argument defines the description (see
-  [[*Link Format]]) for the link.  If =file-desc= has no value, Org
-  uses the generated file name for both the "link" and
-  "description" parts of the link.
+  [[*Link Format]]) for the link.  If =file-desc= has no value, the
+  "description" part of the link will be omitted.
   #+cindex: @samp{sep}, header argument
   By default, Org assumes that a table written to a file has

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-30  1:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-29  4:35 Matt Huszagh
2020-07-29  4:50 ` Matt Huszagh
2020-07-29  5:03 ` Kyle Meyer
2020-07-29  7:41   ` Eric S Fraga
2020-07-30  1:19   ` Matt Huszagh [this message]
2020-07-30  2:29     ` Kyle Meyer

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