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Re: [Orgmode] Literate Programming in Org-Mode

From: Xiao-Yong Jin
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Literate Programming in Org-Mode
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:34:43 -0400
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Emre Sahin <address@hidden> writes:

> [... Haskell literals ...]
> In Literate Haskell, program lines start with a >. If it's not used,
> than the line is considered as a comment line, hence making org-mode
> useful in folding, maintainin TODOs etc. (This message is already a
> Literate Haskell program.) Currently, one can use Literate Haskell
> major mode during compilation and writing codes and org-mode during
> general overview for the program. Writing first the documentation and
> pseudocode of the program in org-mode and then filling the "gaps" with
> code may result in better programs. (You can see
> http://www.haskell.org/onlinereport/literate.html for literate
> comments in Haskell.)
> This can give an idea how org-mode can be employed for writing
> programs. Developing some functionality to consider lines starting
> with > (or any other character) as a code line and syntax highlighting
> and feeding these to a compiler may ease things. Currently one can
> switch back and forth to the language major mode and org-mode (or use
> multiple major mode packs, but I didn't try them) but a support for
> code lines (for any programming language) may result in one of the
> best Literate Programming tools out there, I think. (Ability to use
> LaTeX in org-mode already makes it very useful for LP.)
> I don't know if anybody considered this, but using org-mode as a
> "super mode" for programming major modes seems a good idea. 

This certainly is very interesting.  Probably org-mode can
just ask other mode to deal with some specific marked-up
text.  In this Haskell case, line starting with '>' or lines
sandwiched with

main = print "We love org-mode!"

may play well with haskell-mode.  Or as the case in C/C++,
it may be feasible to make org-mode deal with comment lines,
which is like /* org-mode region */, or better

* This code doing nothing

int main (void)

** Show we love org-mode

  printf ("We love org-mode!\n");

** Some thing useful
   One can put some useful code here.

** Tell shell we are happy
   She likes 0.

  return 0;

Probably it's too wild?


> Best regards,
> Emre

Sorry Emre, I incidentally replied to your email.

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