Nicolas Goaziou <m...@nicolasgoaziou.fr> writes:
> Jarmo Hurri <jarmo.hu...@iki.fi> writes:
>> One of the most useful properties of LaTeX is \newcommand, which allows
>> you to reuse document structures. I really, _really_ miss this feature
>> in Org. Org has #+MACRO, but it is limited to a single line. That is
>> very inconvenient for any larger structures.
> Of course, macro are inconvenient for complex structures. They are not
> the right tool for the job. You could use Babel for that, e.g.,
> #+name: template
> #+header: :var x="" y=""
> #+header: :results silent
> #+begin_src org
> #+call: template("line 1", "line 2") :results replace
> line 1
> line 2
>> Could we have multiline macros, something like
>> #+BEGIN_MACRO name
> For the record, I think that block syntax is largely overloaded. I'd
> rather not introduce a new type of block without a really good reason.
> Anyway, is there anything wrong with Babel, as suggested above?
To me, the syntax is a bit tiresome for inline calls,
call_<name>[<inside header arguments>](<arguments>)[<end header arguments>]
You almost always have to tweak the header arguments to get it to work
properly. E.g. I think it prints return values as code by default
I wonder if we could allow remote editing of macros like with table
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