From: "Przemysław Kamiński" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: official orgmode parser Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:15:56 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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. > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > Russell Adams RLAdams@AdamsInfoServ.com > > PGP Key ID: 0x1160DCB3 http://www.adamsinfoserv.com/ > > Fingerprint: 1723 D8CA 4280 1EC9 557F 66E8 1154 E018 1160 DCB3 > 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
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