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@ 2020-04-06 18:11 Adr ien
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From: Adr ien @ 2020-04-06 18:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi everyone,
I just wanted to share a recent positive experience I had with org-mode,
specifically with org-mode parsing in elisp.

I maintain a package that allows users to write curl request in org mode
and execute them. At first, I defined a structure for that org entry that I
was parsing via a series of regex into an alist. But as features grew and
the structure evolved, it was becoming incredibly difficult and hacky to
parse that way. Thankfully, after spending a bit of time with the
org-element API doc and getting some much needed help on the IRC channel, I
was able to replace the hacky regex with a cleaner and more robust
mechanism taking full advantage of `org-element-map`.

In case you are interested in the code, you can see a sample org entry here:
https://github.com/abrochard/walkman/blob/master/sample.org
and the parsing code here:
https://github.com/abrochard/walkman/blob/master/walkman.el#L148

It definitely could me optimized but I am quite happy with it already.
Thanks again to everyone for the help and the doc!
Best,
Adrien Brochard

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