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Re: [O] A custom exporter

From: Josiah Schwab
Subject: Re: [O] A custom exporter
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:40:55 -0700
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> I'm toying with an idea of writing my own exporter backend, based on the
> html one.  My question is: what should I read to learn how to do this?
> I am aware of http://orgmode.org/worg/exporters/ox-overview.html, but
> ox-\(element-\)?docstrings look a bit scary.  I thought that reading
> the source code of some existing backend alongside the docstrings might
> be helpful.  Am I right?  Do you have any suggestions as to which one to
> choose first?  How did the authors of existing backends start learning
> how to do that, and do they have any tips for their younger colleague;)?

I'm also very much in the inexperienced camp, but I did find that
reading though a derived exporter (I read the ox-md.el) was useful.
Between that and asking couple of questions on this mailing list, I was
able to write the minimal exporter I needed.


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