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Re: Bug: Macros are not replaced in table.el tables. [9.3 (9.3-elpa @ /U

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: Bug: Macros are not replaced in table.el tables. [9.3 (9.3-elpa @ /Users/jlizarraga/.emacs.d/elpa/org-20191203/)]
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:24:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)


Juan Lizarraga Cubillos <address@hidden> writes:

> I am writing looking for help on something that I think is a bug. I am
> working on a document with table.el tables instead of org-tables
> because I need to work with merged cells. Inside the table I have
> a macro that should generate the table ID. Unfortunately, I have
> noticed that macros are not replaced inside table.el tables as they
> are in org-tables when I export to HTML. Since the manual says "Org
> recognizes macro references in following Org markup areas: paragraphs,
> headlines, verse blocks, tables cells and lists." without being
> specific, I assume this behavior is a bug.

It isn't. Table.el tables are opaque to Org. IOW, Org doesn't handle
table.el tables at all.

In the manual, unless it is specified otherwise, "table" refers to Org
tables, not table.el tables.


Nicolas Goaziou

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