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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Jonathan Gregory <jgrg@autistici.org>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Get list of top-level headings
Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 10:36:41 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJ51EToUdRYS97NHQO2+CzEJ3Wzo7iYtm1DHMzz3TJbyMAfgig@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <871ra2g65q.fsf@autistici.org>

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that is often true, especially with large buffers, but you have to add a
bunch of code to go to point-max, and check the level with this.

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  (goto-char (point-max))
  (let (components
(headings '()))
    (while (re-search-backward org-complex-heading-regexp nil t)
      (setq components (org-heading-components))
      (when (= (first components) 1)
(push (fifth components) headings)))

This takes about 0.04 ms on a small example. The org-map-entries approach
takes 0.6ms on the same example. In a big buffer that might be noticeable!


Professor John Kitchin (he/him/his)
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 10:19 AM Jonathan Gregory <jgrg@autistici.org>

> Hi
> On 19 May 2021, John Kitchin wrote:
> > I think this is all you need to get a list of titles of level 1
> > headings as strings
> >
> > (org-map-entries (lambda () (fifth (org-heading-components)))
> > "LEVEL=1")
> >
> > this also works for me:
> >
> > #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
> > (org-map-entries (lambda () (org-element-property :title
> > (org-element-at-point)) ) "LEVEL=1")
> > #+END_SRC
> This is a better approach indeed. No need to create a new list,
> although I get faster results using:
>  (while (re-search-backward org-complex-heading-regexp nil t)
> --
> Jonathan

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-19 14:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-19  7:50 Get list of top-level headings Florian Lindner
2021-05-19 13:33 ` John Kitchin
2021-05-19 14:15   ` Jonathan Gregory
2021-05-19 14:36     ` John Kitchin [this message]
2021-05-19 13:48 ` Jonathan Gregory

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