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Re: [PATCH] ob-R output file with graphics parameter

From: Berry, Charles
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ob-R output file with graphics parameter
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 03:23:40 +0000


I will be going offline for a week or so, so I will have to defer more 

I know that `silent' silences an unwanted file link. 

And there are a few other ways to do this.  

So, if it is determined to proceed, adding an implicit `file' will not prohibit 
uses in which it was not actually wanted.


> On Jul 10, 2021, at 2:00 PM, Jack Kamm <jackkamm@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chuck,
>> If you modify the ECM to change `:exports results' to `:exports
>> none' and clean older fig[12].png's from the directory, the export
>> fails.
> Thanks for this example. I had mistakenly thought that code blocks
> with ":exports none" would be evaluated for side effects, but you are
> right, these blocks are skipped altogether during export.
> Instead, I think this use case could be handled by the ":results silent"
> header. Blocks with that header are evaluated during export, but the
> result is not inserted into the org buffer or the exported document. It
> seems like a more general way to evaluate code blocks for side effects
> only.
> To test this out, you could replace the header arguments in your
> example with:
> ":exports results :results graphics file silent :file fig1.png"
>> So if everyone else is determined to make this change I can live
>> with it.
> I do hope someone submits an RFC, so we can discuss this more
> concretely. I still think it would be nice if we could go back to just
> ":results graphics" to insert a figure. Unfortunately, I'm not currently
> able to propose the patch, as I'm still in limbo w.r.t. my employer
> agreement.

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