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From: Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Some commentary on the Org Syntax document
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:23:08 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87mtljpd1w.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)

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Hi All (& Nicolas in particular again),

With my recent efforts to write a parser based on
<https://orgmode.org/worg/dev/org-syntax.html>, I’ve developed a few thoughts on
that document. Hopefully, they can lead to some improvements and


As a general comment, in many places the Org Syntax document states what
characters a component can contain, but not what objects/elements. This feels
like a bit of a hole in the current specifications.



⁃ Ok, so `TITLE' can have any character but a newline, but what Org components can it contain?
  I’m going to assume any object?

Affiliated Keywords

Greater Elements

Greater blocks

⁃ It is not explained what is ment by a “special block”
⁃ Aren’t lines starting with `#+' also quoted by a comma?

Drawers and Property Drawers

⁃ “Contents can contain any element but another drawer”
  • Does “any element” mean “any Element or Greater Element”

Dynamic Blocks

⁃ It is not specified what `CONTENTS' may be
⁃ Surely `PARAMETERS' cannot contain a newline?

Plain Lists and Items

⁃ It is not completely clear what content an item may have.
  I assume any Object?


⁃ Surely newlines are not allowed in `FORMULAS'



Two allowed forms are listed, but are all four of the below allowed or only two?

All the best,

             reply	other threads:[~2021-12-02  9:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-02  9:23 Timothy [this message]
2021-12-02 19:00 ` Some commentary on the Org Syntax document Tom Gillespie
2021-12-02 19:16   ` Timothy
2021-12-04  5:26     ` Tom Gillespie
2021-12-04  6:17     ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04  6:48       ` Timothy
2021-12-04  7:40         ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04  8:09           ` Timothy
2021-12-04  9:41           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-12-04 14:00             ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04 14:43               ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-12-05  6:30                 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-05  9:28                   ` Nicolas Goaziou

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