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[O] Re: Illiterate programming question

From: Sébastien Vauban
Subject: [O] Re: Illiterate programming question
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:45:00 +0200
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Hi Robert,

Robert Goldman wrote:
> On 3/30/11 Mar 30 -4:33 PM, Nick Dokos wrote:
>> Robert Goldman <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I would like to do the opposite of literate programming (hence the
>>> subject line!):
>>> I would like to pull into my org file snippets from a code file.  I know
>>> that org-mode will let me import /entire/ source code files.  Is there
>>> some way to say "Import the region of this file between these two
>>> delimiters?"
>>> If not, do you think it would be hard to add this feature?  I already
>>> have the snappy name, after all!
>> I don't really understand: can't you cut and paste?
> Yes, but if I cut and paste the text of the code that I am describing
> may change out from under my text.  If I import the code, it stays in
> sync (at least when the document is exported).
> Honestly, I was tempted to do the literate programming thing with babel,
> but was concerned that it might not work well as a multiple-author thing
> (I would be writing the document, but someone else might be modifying
> the code and might find org-babel confusing).

Not a problem: your colleagues edit the tangled file, and you untangle it on
demand (iff delimiter comments haven't been touched).

Best regards,

Sébastien Vauban

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