From: Kyle Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Daniele Nicolodi <email@example.com> Cc: Org Mode List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/org-manual.org: Extend table formulas Lisp form documentation Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 23:37:08 -0500 Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Daniele Nicolodi writes: > Hello, > > I always found the description of Lisp forms in Org table formulas not > extremely clear, especially in regard to the use of mode flags. The > attached patch tries to clarify the manual a bit. Thanks. > Would it be worth to mention org-sbe in the same section of the manual? Yeah, it looks like there's no mention of org-sbe in the manual, so I think so (as a separate patch). > Subject: [PATCH] doc/org-manual.org: Extend table formulas Lisp form > documentation > > Be more explicit about how fields are interpolated into the Lisp > forms, clarify the use of mode flags, and add a cuple more examples. s/cuple/couple/ Typically a manual change will get a "* doc/org-manual.org (<section>):" entry in the commit message. > --- > doc/org-manual.org | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------- > 1 file changed, 36 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-) [...] > +By default, references are interpolated as literal Lisp strings: the > +field content is replaced in the Lisp form stripped of leading and > +trailing white space and surrounded in double-quotes. For example: > > -Here are a few examples---note how the =N= mode is used when we do > -computations in Lisp: > +: '(concat $1 $2) > > -- ='(concat (substring $1 1 2) (substring $1 0 1) (substring $1 2))= :: > +concatenates the content of columns 1 and column 2. This and similar spots in this patch produce incorrect indentation in the info output: trailing white space and surrounded in double-quotes. For example: '(concat $1 $2) concatenates the content of columns 1 and column 2. Adding "#+texinfo: @noindent" above the line would prevent that. To check the result, you can generate the info output with `make info' and then visit it with `C-u C-h i doc/org'. Aside from that, the changes here look like an improvement to me. As far as "interpolated" goes, this patch adds one more instance to a section that carries 4 of the 5 occurrences in the code base, so I'd say it's fine to leave as is. I think the "replaced" or "substituted" suggestions by Tim Cross are good ones, though, if anyone cares to send a follow-up patch.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-11-25 4:38 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-11-14 18:06 Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-16 10:25 ` Eric S Fraga 2020-11-16 10:51 ` Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-16 12:35 ` Tim Cross 2020-11-18 19:42 ` TEC 2020-11-18 20:15 ` Charles Millar 2020-11-25 4:37 ` Kyle Meyer [this message] 2020-11-25 20:44 ` Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-27 6:40 ` Kyle Meyer
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