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Re: [O] Programmatically handling org files

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: [O] Programmatically handling org files
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:59:05 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 12 2016, John Kitchin wrote:
>> I was wondering if there is some sort of (semi)official API for handling
>> org files programmatically. That's to say, is there a documented way for
>> non-org Emacs packages to manipulate (the contents of) org files?
> None that I know of. A non-elisp lib would have to be able to parse the
> org-files.

As you've already realised, I was asking about Elisp code that's not
part of or intended to extend orgmode.

>> Also, I was wondering if there's a way to hook into org-store-link. For
>> a particular major mode, I would like to be able to define what kind of
>> link is created when the user calls `org-store-link`. I looked at the
>> source of `org-store-link` and it looks like the answer is no, but I
>> thought I'd ask anyway. I could of course create the link myself and add
>> it to `org-stored-links` but that feels rather hackish and I suspect
>> will blow up in my face at some point in the future.
> You want to add a function to org-store-link-functions. The function
> should check if it is responsible for creating this link (for example by
> looking at the major mode). If not, it must exit and return nil. If yes,
> it should return a non-nil value after a calling `org-store-link-props'
> with a list of properties and values.

Great, thanks! I looked at the source of `org-store-link', but this
wasn't obvious to me. :-/

Joost Kremers
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