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Re: [O] How to customize the heading definition in org-mode

From: Darlan Cavalcante Moreira
Subject: Re: [O] How to customize the heading definition in org-mode
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:42:02 -0300
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.15.9 (Almost Unreal) Emacs/24.3 Mule/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

At Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:58:40 -0800,
David Rogers wrote:

But for this specific need (organizing the Emacs configuration with
org-mode), there is really no need for changing the headline
definition. You instead change your Emacs configuration to 'real' org-mode
files with the actual configuration inside Emacs-lisp src blocks. This is
much more powerful. As Memnon Anon mentioned, you only need a minimal
configuration in your init.el file and the rest can go all in one or more
org files that you load with org-babel-load-file.

I have converted my configuration to an org-mode file a good time ago and I
can tell you it is VERY worth the time invested. You can benefit from all
org-mode features. What org-babel-load-file does is tangling all of the
Emacs-lisp src blocks (only emacs-lisp blocks) to an Emacs lisp file and
then load that file. The org-babel-load-file function is smart enough to
only tangle the org file if something has changed. Therefore the delay
caused by the tangle process only happens when you change something.

A bonus side effect of this tangling process is that you can disable a
whole part of your Emacs configuration easily simple by setting the
'TANGLE' property of a headline containing the source blocks you want to
disable to 'no'.


> On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:38:41 +0000 (UTC)
> Memnon Anon <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Avner Moshkovitz <address@hidden> writes:
> > > I looked for an equivalent to this in org-mode but couldn't find a
> > > way to customize the heading definition.
> > >
> > > Is there a way to do so?
> > 
> > AFAIK, the * is a fixed part of the org syntax and is not
> > customizable.
> Yes, there was a discussion here not so long ago - the result of the
> discussion was (and I'm only paraphrasing) "It's true there is no way to
> change it, and we're intentionally keeping it that way to prevent
> needless complexity in org-mode".
> -- 
> David

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