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Re: [O] [babel] shell does not unquote

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [O] [babel] shell does not unquote
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:18:19 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Samuel Wales <address@hidden> writes:

> hi eric,
> the object is to make the code inside a babel shell block as similar
> to a real shell script as possible.  also, calling it using #+call
> should be like calling it from another shell script.
> this isn't possible in babel at present.
> the script cannot use "$@" for its positional parameters.  it could
> use <<noweb>>, but that requires the creation of an extraneous block
> merely to do a call, instead of supplying the value in the call line.

A couple of languages already support a :cmdline header argument.  I've
just added shell block support for :cmdline, so the following is now

#+begin_src sh :cmdline "foo bar baz"
echo $2

: bar

> if making this possible is not desirable, then i will not request it,
> but i wanted to explain why this object is not achieved with existing
> babel options that i am aware of.

I hope the above is sufficient, if not I'm not personally able to do
much more on this front, although I'm always happy to review patches.


> thanks.
> samuel

Eric Schulte
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