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From: "Przemysław Kamiński" <pk@intrepidus.pl>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: official orgmode parser
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:15:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <fd52342a-3b7d-2578-ed80-8645b710d882@intrepidus.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200915095548.GP20869@maokai>

On 9/15/20 11:55 AM, Russell Adams wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:17:57AM +0200, Przemysław Kamiński wrote:
>>> Org mode IS an elsip application. This is the main goal. The reason it
>>> works so well is because elisp is largely a DSL that focuses on text
>>> manipulation and is therefore ideally suited for a text based organiser.
>>
>> So, I keep clock times for work in org mode, this is very handy.
>> However, my customers require that I use their service to provide the
>> times. They do offer API. So basically I'm using elisp to parse org,
>> make API calls, and at the same time generate CSV reports with a Python
>> interop with org babel (because my elisp is just too bad to do
>> that).
> 
> Please consider this is a very specialized use case.
> 
>> If I had access to some org parser, I'd pick a language that would
>> be more comfortable for me to get the job done. I guess it can all
>> be done in elisp, however this is just a tool for me alone and I
>> have limited time resources on hacking things for myself :)
> 
> Maintainer time is limited too. Maintaining a parser library outside
> of Emacs would be difficult for the reasons already given. I'd
> encourage you to pick up some more Elisp, which I am also trying to
> do.
> 
>> Anyways, my parser needs aren't that sophisticated: just parse the file,
>> return headings with clock drawers. I tried the common lisp library but
>> got frustrated after fiddling with it for couple of hours.
> 
> If it's that small you could always do that in Python with regexps for
> your usage if you're more comfortable in Python. Org's plain text
> format means you can read it with anything. I suspect grep might even
> pull headlines and clocks successfully.
> 
> 
> 
> I haven't looked at the elisp parser much, but I do wonder if someone
> couldn't write an exporter that exports a programmatic version of your
> org file data (ie: to xml). Then other tools could ingest those xml
> files. That'd certainly be a contrib module and not in the core, but
> might be worth your while to explore the idea if you really want to
> work with Org data outside of Emacs.
> 
> 
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There's the org-json (or ox-json) package but for some reason I wasn't 
able to run it successfully. I guess export to S-exps would be best 
here. But yes I'll check that out.

Przemek


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-15 11:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-15  7:58 Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-15  8:44 ` Gerry Agbobada
2020-09-16 16:36   ` Matt Huszagh
2020-09-23  8:09   ` Bastien
2020-09-15  9:03 ` Tim Cross
2020-09-15  9:17   ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-15  9:55     ` Russell Adams
2020-09-15 11:15       ` Przemysław Kamiński [this message]
2020-09-15 12:37         ` tomas
2020-09-15 18:09           ` Diego Zamboni
2020-09-16 12:09           ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-16 12:20             ` tomas
2020-09-16 12:27             ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-16  0:16     ` Tim Cross
2020-09-16  7:24     ` Marcin Borkowski
2020-09-16  7:56       ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-16 11:36         ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-16 12:02           ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-16 12:15             ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-17  1:18               ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-17 15:24                 ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-23  8:09 ` Bastien
2020-09-23 17:46   ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-09-23 19:50     ` rey-coyrehourcq
2020-11-11  8:58       ` Bastien
2020-10-24 21:12   ` Daniele Nicolodi
2020-10-24 21:35     ` Tom Gillespie
2020-11-11  9:13       ` Bastien
2020-11-12 17:14         ` Tom Gillespie
2020-11-11  9:15     ` Bastien
2020-11-11 13:05       ` Daniele Nicolodi
2020-11-28 19:19       ` Gerry Agbobada
2020-10-26 11:23   ` Ken Mankoff
2020-10-26 14:21     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-10-26 16:17       ` Ken Mankoff
2020-10-26 16:24         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-10-26 16:47           ` Ken Mankoff
2020-10-26 17:59             ` Tom Gillespie
2020-10-26 20:26               ` Ken Mankoff
2020-10-26 21:00                 ` Tom Gillespie
2020-10-26 21:37                   ` Ken Mankoff
2020-10-26 22:19                     ` Tom Gillespie
2020-10-27  5:42                   ` Przemysław Kamiński
2020-11-11  8:59             ` Bastien
2020-11-11  9:00         ` Bastien

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