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From: Maurizio Vitale <maurizio.vitale@polymath-solutions.com>
To: Dan Davison <davison@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-babel feature request
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 23:01:40 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y6niws4r.fsf@polymath-solutions.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ocoezm01.fsf@stats.ox.ac.uk> (Dan Davison's message of "Sat, 10 Oct 2009 22:45:50 -0400")

>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Davison <davison@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

    Dan> Maurizio Vitale
    Dan> <mav@cuma.i-did-not-set--mail-host-address--so-tickle-me>
    Dan> writes:

    Dan> [...]

    >> It would be nice if it was possible to have multiple result
    >> sections. This way I could embed in the document the result that
    >> was obtained when writing the documentation, while still allowing
    >> the person following the recipe to evaluate again the shell
    >> script and get the results on his machine.
    >> The first section should be read-only (not necessarily physically
    >> read-only, but skipped by C-c C-c). The others may be
    >> re-evaluated over and over until the end user has a valid
    >> configuration.

    Dan> Hi Maurizio,

    Dan> Once I've obtained the results that I want to "freeze", I would
    Dan> manually alter (or even delete) the #+resname tag, so that the
    Dan> source block no longer overwrites it. Is that simple solution
    Dan> appropriate? I'm not yet seeing the advantage of the more
    Dan> complex possibilities.

That is the obvious possibility, but at times you may want to
re-evaluate those: either the configuration has changed, or the software
you're documenting has changed or the script you're using is buggy.

Yes you could reintroduce the #+resname tag when needed, but I'm hoping
to get more automation than M-x shell-command-on-region.

I've just started using org-babel in this way, so I'm not sure at all of
what features I'll feel in the end needed. This seems one right now.

Best regards,



  reply	other threads:[~2009-10-11  2:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-11  1:23 org-babel feature request Maurizio Vitale
2009-10-11  2:45 ` Dan Davison
2009-10-11  3:01   ` Maurizio Vitale [this message]
2009-10-11  4:32     ` Dan Davison
2009-10-11 14:05       ` Maurizio Vitale

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