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[Orgmode] Re: [BABEL] Editing dot blocks with org-exp-blocks

From: Dan Davison
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: [BABEL] Editing dot blocks with org-exp-blocks
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:14:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (darwin)

Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:

> Chris Maier <address@hidden> writes:
>> The begin_dot is part of org-exp-blocks, as I understand it, and
>> appears required to make it evaluate the Dot code, create the image
>> file, and then incorporate that into the exported document (LaTeX,
>> HTML, etc.)
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:56 AM, Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Chris Maier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> In "normal" Org code blocks (e.g. #+begin_src clojure .... #+end_src)
>>>> it's possible to hit C-c ' and edit the block code in a separate
>>>> buffer with the appropriate mode.  This doesn't appear to work when
>>>> using org-exp-blocks to edit a "begin_dot" block.
>>>> Is there a command to do this?
>>> No idea but what about using #+begin_src dot ... #+end_src?
>>> --
>>> : Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
>>> : using Org-mode version 7.4 (release_7.4.324.gca7a)
> Yes, I know; I used to use begin_dot and begin_ditaa quite a bit.  My
> understanding is that babel knows about dot and therefore provides the
> same functionality, albeit in a different way,

I vote for removing / deprecating the dot and ditaa functionality of

> possibly more confusing
> but definitely more customisable and hence more powerful.  babel gives
> you access to features such as fontification, mode specific editing,
> caching.
> I am not sure what the intended long term development for these special
> export blocks might be?  org's long term growth (development of
> features) is organic and responsive, not planned per se (and I mean this
> in a positive way as planned software projects seldom achieve their
> goals...)  so it may be that nobody can answer this question!
> In any case, I didn't mean to imply that you cannot continue using these
> specific export blocks or that they don't do the job they were intended
> for.  Simply that maybe babel is the route to go if you want to be able
> to use mode specific editing.

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