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

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] [export] Should sidewaystable option automatically add rotating package?
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:14:38 +0200

On 11.9.2013, at 14:08, Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Well, this is documented on the LaTeX pages.  Why would you duplicate this
in Org's documentation?  And What part of the LaTeX documentation exactly?

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

That is a terrible thought. :)

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

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