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authorNicolas Goaziou <>2013-01-20 08:43:58 (GMT)
committer Nicolas Goaziou <>2013-01-20 08:47:24 (GMT)
commit84d2251e57d0922d89640380bac8163bac8e6235 (patch)
parentf67370f6ea4de47919636e14cd82406fbd809035 (diff)
org-element: Improve some docstrings
* lisp/org-element.el (org-element-parse-buffer, org-element-map, org-element-at-point, org-element-context): Be more verbose in docstrings. Also fix typos.
1 files changed, 66 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/lisp/org-element.el b/lisp/org-element.el
index c8096aa..b1fe438 100644
--- a/lisp/org-element.el
+++ b/lisp/org-element.el
@@ -3611,7 +3611,32 @@ recursion. It can be set to the following symbols:
When VISIBLE-ONLY is non-nil, don't parse contents of hidden
-Assume buffer is in Org mode."
+An element or an objects is represented as a list with the
+pattern (TYPE PROPERTIES CONTENTS), where :
+ TYPE is a symbol describing the element or object. See
+ `org-element-all-elements' and `org-element-all-objects' for an
+ exhaustive list of such symbols. One can retrieve it with
+ `org-element-type' function.
+ PROPERTIES is the list of attributes attached to the element or
+ object, as a plist. Although most of them are specific to the
+ element or object type, all types share `:begin', `:end',
+ `:post-blank' and `:parent' properties, which respectively
+ refer to buffer position where the element or object starts,
+ ends, the number of white spaces or blank lines after it, and
+ the element or object containing it. Properties values can be
+ obtained by using `org-element-property' function.
+ CONTENTS is a list of elements, objects or raw strings
+ contained in the current element or object, when applicable.
+ One can access them with `org-element-contents' function.
+The Org buffer has `org-data' as type and nil as properties.
+`org-element-map' function can be used to find specific elements
+or objects within the parse tree.
+This function assumes that current major mode is `org-mode'."
(goto-char (point-min))
@@ -3640,11 +3665,12 @@ containing the secondary string. It is used to set correctly
(defun org-element-map (data types fun &optional info first-match no-recursion)
"Map a function on selected elements or objects.
-DATA is the parsed tree, as returned by, i.e,
+DATA is an Org buffer parse tree, as returned by, i.e,
`org-element-parse-buffer'. TYPES is a symbol or list of symbols
-of elements or objects types. FUN is the function called on the
-matching element or object. It must accept one arguments: the
-element or object itself.
+of elements or objects types (see `org-element-all-elements' and
+`org-element-all-objects' for a complete list of types). FUN is
+the function called on the matching element or object. It has to
+accept one argument: the element or object itself.
When optional argument INFO is non-nil, it should be a plist
holding export options. In that case, parts of the parse tree
@@ -3658,7 +3684,37 @@ representing elements or objects types. `org-element-map' won't
enter any recursive element or object whose type belongs to that
list. Though, FUN can still be applied on them.
-Nil values returned from FUN do not appear in the results."
+Nil values returned from FUN do not appear in the results.
+Assuming TREE is a variable containing an Org buffer parse tree,
+the following example will return a flat list of all `src-block'
+and `example-block' elements in it:
+ \(org-element-map tree '(example-block src-block) 'identity)
+The following snippet will find the first headline with a level
+of 1 and a \"phone\" tag, and will return its beginning position:
+ \(org-element-map
+ tree 'headline
+ \(lambda (hl)
+ \(and (= (org-element-property :level hl) 1)
+ \(member \"phone\" (org-element-property :tags hl))
+ \(org-element-property :begin hl)))
+ nil t)
+Eventually, this last example will return a flat list of all
+`bold' type objects containing a `latex-snippet' type object:
+ \(org-element-map
+ tree 'bold
+ \(lambda (b)
+ \(and (org-element-map b 'latex-snippet 'identity nil t)
+ b)))"
;; Ensure TYPES and NO-RECURSION are a list, even of one element.
(unless (listp types) (setq types (list types)))
(unless (listp no-recursion) (setq no-recursion (list no-recursion)))
@@ -4168,8 +4224,8 @@ of the element and PROPS a plist of properties associated to the
Possible types are defined in `org-element-all-elements'.
-Properties depend on element or object type, but always
-include :begin, :end, :parent and :post-blank properties.
+Properties depend on element or object type, but always include
+`:begin', `:end', `:parent' and `:post-blank' properties.
As a special case, if point is at the very beginning of a list or
sub-list, returned element will be that list instead of the first
@@ -4268,8 +4324,8 @@ associated to it.
Possible types are defined in `org-element-all-elements' and
`org-element-all-objects'. Properties depend on element or
-object type, but always include :begin, :end, :parent
-and :post-blank properties."
+object type, but always include `:begin', `:end', `:parent' and
(let* ((origin (point))
(element (org-element-at-point))