[ESS] Polymode is on MELPA

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Thu May 15 02:44:46 CEST 2014

 >>> Andreas Leha on Wed, 14 May 2014 23:13:15 +0100 wrote:

 > Hi Vitalie,
 > Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> writes:


 > I am in the same position as Grant.  And I do not want to wait for
 > the docs ;-)

The docs are for developers and people who want to understand how it
works. Users can start right away.

 > What is still not obvious to me: Is it a
 > 'multiple-modes-in-the-same-buffer-mode' or is it a literate
 > programming tool (with weaving/export functionality).  Or both?

It is an interface that puts all together. First, it manages multiple
normal emacs modes in the same buffer transparently for the
user. Second, it makes literate programming tools (pandoc, knitr,
sweave, pdflatex, org-mode exporter etc) readily available in the
polymode buffers.

 > Basically, I also have a more specific follow-up question.  If
 > polymode tries to play well with 'the plethora of literate
 > programming tools out there', does it integrate with orgmode?  And if
 > so, to what extent?  Are the mode switching capabilities available in
 > orgmode documents already?

Orgmode is there. There is even a screenshot on the main page. I didn't
test it much as I am not using orgmode for literate programming, but it
seems to work. Orgmode exporting facilities are not yet encapsulated
into a polymode exporter, but you can always call org exporter directly
from org code span.


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