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Re: [O] [PATCH] new :async feature for org-babel-clojure

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] new :async feature for org-babel-clojure
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:21:11 +0200


Frederick Giasson <address@hidden> writes:

> Right now, async is really more about "feedback" than "asynchronous".
> However it has never been clear is it was possible or not, and if so,
> how :)
> Any pointers on how this could be done in emacs?

You could start a new Emacs evaluating some code in a subprocess, with
`start-process' and collect return value. You may want to have a look at
`org-export-async-start' or "async.el" library in ELPA.

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to re-use the latter in Org code,
since it is unavailable in vanilla Emacs.

The hard part, IMO, is to bring the right context in the subprocess
(e.g., the environment should be the same, other blocks may be needed,


Nicolas Goaziou

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