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Re: Org mode and Emacs

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Org mode and Emacs
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:29:17 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> writes:

> David Masterson <dsmasterson@gmail.com> writes:
>>> This is all part of the aims and process. However, the first step is to
>>> develop a robust elisp based parser. This helps to ensure the org syntax
>>> is consistent and helps identifies ambiguities which need to be fixed as
>>> well as provides a reference implementation which developers can use to
>>> develop parsers in other languages.
>> Semantic/Bovine ??
> Org is not context-free.

But could it be moved in that direction? (ie. Organice)

> Also, Org maintaners previously rejected the idea of implementing Org
> parser not in Elisp. Mainly because it would limit the ability to
> maintain and contribute to Org - one would need to learn another
> programming language to alter anything in Org syntax.

Hmmm. That would make it difficult to keep the language "parseable" by a
different parser.  Elisp would not provide the checks for (say) keeping
the language context-free.

David Masterson

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