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Re: [Orgmode] Re: [Babel] Macro for begin_src?

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: [Babel] Macro for begin_src?
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 15:55:51 -1000

On Apr 17, 2010, at 6:52 AM, Matt Lundin wrote:

Erik Iverson <address@hidden> writes:


If anyone else has a different macro set up, I'm still interested in
hearing your solutions.

Nope, yasnippet is the way to go I think!

There are quite a few other options. IMO, installing yasnippet is
overkill if you are only using it for comment blocks in org-mode.

1. The first and simplest option is built into org-mode. Simply type:

<s [TAB] or [M-TAB]

This will automatically expand to:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---

--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

For a full list of completions, type "C-h v

2. The second option is to save the text to a register:

(set-register ?b "#+begin_src\n\n#+end_src")

Then type C-x r i b to insert the source block.

(info "(emacs) Registers")

3. You can use abbrev mode for dynamic expansion:

- Activate the abbrev minor-mode in org-mode:

  + M-x abbrev-mode

  + permanently: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (abbrev-mode 1)))

- In org-mode, type something like "sbp" for a perl source block.

- Immediately after "sbp" type C-x a i l.

- Enter the expansion: #+begin_src perl[C-q C-j][C-q C-j]#+end_src

  + Note: the C-q C-j creates a new line in the minibuffer

- Now, whenever, you type sbp[Space, RET, TAB, etc.] in an org-mode
  buffer, the src block will magically appear.

- If you want more complex completion (like yasnippet) you can combine
  abbrev mode with skeletons.

   - (info "(emacs) Abbrevs") and
   - http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SkeletonMode


Neat.  What would you use yasnippets for, if anything?

All the best,

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