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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: Greg Sullivan <gregs@sulliwood.org>
Cc: Hanno Perrey <hanno@hoowl.se>, emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Inconsistent handling of multi-line properties
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 13:47:53 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87r16xdvjq.fsf@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMAo5zsh7Jag2e=5u0bigmF4o=Gw224Ap-BzZppxXuzzKcAjMA@mail.gmail.com>

Greg Sullivan <gregs@sulliwood.org> writes:

> I would really like the ability to use the ":myProperty+: " to create
> multi-line properties for the org-export-taskjuggler exporter.
> However, the mentioned patch is quite large and mostly focused on headline
> caching, as far as I can tell.
> @Ihor or @Hanno, Is there a patch just to get the :myProperty+: syntax to
> work properly with org-element-property?

That patch has been merged. However, the part about merging
:myProperty+: into :myProperty: did not work as well as I thought
initially. Now, all the instances of :myProperty+: do get merged and can
be accessed via (org-element-property :MYPROPERTY+ element). However,
they are not merged into :myProperty: because it would interfere with
property inheritance.

Merging everything into :MYPROPERTY is possible, but it might break
third-party packages that do not expect element properties to be lists
(currently, most export backends assume element properties to be strings).
I am reluctant to work on this unless Nicolas displays a clear support of
such change.

An alternative could be modifying org-element-property or
org-export-get-node-property to support multiline properties.

Meanwhile, export backends might be changed to look into :PROPERTY+ in
addition to :PROPERTY. For org-export-taskjuggler, you may implement
this feature yourself. Note that org-export-taskjuggler is not a part of
Org core. It is in org-contrib and currently not maintained.

Best,
Ihor


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-20  5:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-02 15:01 Hanno Perrey
2021-10-02 15:19 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-02-28 20:09   ` Greg Sullivan
2022-03-20  5:47     ` Ihor Radchenko [this message]
2022-02-28 20:34 ` Kaushal Modi
2022-02-28 20:45   ` Kaushal Modi
2022-02-28 22:18   ` Greg Sullivan
2022-03-20  5:55 ` Ihor Radchenko

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