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Re: [ELPA] New package: ob-haxe

From: ian martins
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: ob-haxe
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:35:43 -0500

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 5:41 PM Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> > Hello. I'd like ob-haxe [1] to be added to gnu elpa. It is an
> > org-babel integration for the haxe programming language [2]. I don't
> > have push access to ELPA.
> I'd be happy to do that, but just to be sure, I'd like to understand
> something first.  AFAICT, all other `ob-<LANG>.el` files are currently
> bundled with Org.

Thanks for responding. No, actually there are many that are maintained
outside of Org.  If you search github for "org babel" some will come
up. I see 46 packages that start with "ob-" in my `list-packages'.

Of the ones that are bundled with Org, there are some that are
considered "core" and others that are "contrib." I offered ob-haxe on
the Org list and the maintainers said they didn't think it was
appropriate for core and also that they were moving to shift more of
the "contrib" language integrations out of the Org repo and into
separate packages and suggested GNU ELPA for this.

> Personally, I'd tend to consider that the
> language-specific info for org-babel should belong with the major mode
> (just like the language-specific support for indentation, highlighting,
> flymake, imenu, etc.. belong to it).
> [ Side note: I'm not sufficiently familiar with org-babel to know if
>   bundling the info with the major mode is currently technically
>   realistic.  ]

I don't know if there's a technical problem with that approach, but
I'm not aware of any case where it's done that way. All of the Org
Babel language integrations I've seen have been bundled with Org or
distributed as a separate package.

I wasn't aware that usually language major modes came with more than
indentation and highlighting.

If there's more than one package to choose from for a language's major
mode, would the Org Babel functions have to be included in both of

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