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Re: [O] [export] Should sidewaystable option automatically add rotating

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] [export] Should sidewaystable option automatically add rotating package?
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:08:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Eric,
> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
>> A minor feature request.  Feel free to ignore!
>> Using the sidewaystable :float option for table exports to LaTeX
>> requires one to manually add a 
>>   #+LaTeX_header: \usepackage{rotating}
>> line to the org file.  Could this package be added automatically by the
>> exporter if the sidewaystable option is present?
> My 2ยข:
> I think the policy is that the ox-latex ain't going to track packages.
> Aaron made some patches for this some time ago, but they weren't
> included.
> So the question is should it be a default package?
> I think not.  E.g. tabu isn't loaded.  Amsmath isn't loaded if you
> generate a matrix.  

Okay.  I can live with this!  

I guess it would help if the documentation indicated when additional
packages may be required.  I had to do an internet search to find out I
needed the rotating package for the sidewaystable option described in
the org info pages.

> Also, a kitten dies every time the length of
> org-latex-default-packages-alist increases!



: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs, Org release_8.1.1-7-gaecdf5

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