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Re: [Orgmode] exporting from org-mode to S-expressions

From: Matthew Lundin
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] exporting from org-mode to S-expressions
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 13:50:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Hi Felipe,

Felipe Csaszar <address@hidden> writes:

> Has anyone thought about a general framework for exporting Org
> documents? I seem to recall from somewhere that it was possible to
> export an Org document to a lisp S-expression, and then parse the
> S-expression to generate the desired output. But have not seen this
> implemented.
> The benefit of this approach is that then building an exporter to any
> output format becomes trivial. In fact a translator, let's say from
> Org to Beamer, could be implemented as just one function that
> describes how each lisp tag translates into a Beamer tag, instead of a
> 1500+ lines-long program such org-export-latex.el.
> It would be very beneficial to have such a general translation framework
> implemented in Org.

I believe the most recent talk about a generic export framework was in
this thread:



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