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How to use header-args variables to fill cell values of a table

I have an org-mode file as such: * Header level 1 :header-args: :var filename="somefile.csv" ** Header level 2 :header-args: :var foo="bar" #+begin_src emacs-lisp foo #+end_src #+...
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how to find number of arguments expected by an elisp function in emacs

I have some code that I use in my .emacs file that works with version 25.5 where the definition of windows--sanitize-window-sizes looks something like this: (defun window--sanitize-window-sizes (frame ...
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Defining a function that takes keyword arguments and a variable number of positional ones

I want to define a function that takes both keyword arguments (as in &key) and a variable number of positional ones (&rest). They should be independent of each other, the keyword list should ...
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How to raise an error when unrecogized keyword arguments are passed to a function?

With a function that uses keyword arguments using this style of function definition: (defun some-name (&rest kwargs) (plist-get kwargs 'example)) Is there a convenient way to ensure only ...
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Default argument when nil is provided

I'm writing a function which wraps org-export-as for use in html conversion of a file. In this function, I define the options for org-export-with-toc, org-export-with-section-numbers, and org-html-...
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How to introspect function & macro arguments in elisp?

Is there a programmatic way to access function/macro arguments, Something like this, which returns the the arg count and true if it accepts any number of additional arguments. eg: (number-of-...
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Use Elisp macro instead of two function arguments?

Is the following sort of shortcut macro possible to implement? (defmacro region-end-beg () "Replacement for '(region-end) (region-begin)' in source code" (...)) So that (buffer-substring (region-...
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Problem with giving inputs to a function programmatically

Some programs take user inputs, for example by calling the interactive function `sunrise-sunset', two arguments are taken from the user. Assume that the inputs are 0.0098 and 51.4934 (these are ...
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How to check whether an optional param was input?

I have a command with an optional argument whose value is a number. I need: If no input argument then use default value (1000) else use input arg. (random t) (defun insert-random-number-at-point(&...
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What is a good strategy to locating function arguments in a buffer?

I'd like to create a few routines for manipulating function arguments in buffers, which of course requires me to first locate the arguments. Suppose that I'm operating on a buffer with a programming ...
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advice-add FOR function dired-do-copy

I got a problem for an advice-add inside Dired's copy function (dired-do-copy). My object is it to filter all marked files/directories in Dired, which should be copied to an other location within ...
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Arbitrary length lists as argument for interactive function

Say I have a defun with a dolist inside that I want to be able to pass a string that is then converted to a list with a length equal to the number of words in said string via the minibuffer, so ...
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Show constructor arguments for c++

Is there a package that can tell me the arguments for c++ constructor? class T1 { public: T1(int x, int y); }; T1::T1(int x, int y) { std::cout << x+y << std::endl; } ...
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Find out about arguments passed to functions

When I press C-h k C-SPC, Emacs shows me: C-SPC runs the command set-mark-command (found in global-map), which is an interactive compiled Lisp function. It is bound to C-@, C-SPC. (set-...
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Was Emacs launched with a filename argument?

Suppose I want Emacs to be configured differently depending on whether or not it was launched with a filename as an argument. Is there a way I can deduce this as part of my init file? One way is to ...
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Reflection on function argument signatures

Is there anything built into elisp for reflection on function argument signatures? I have used (length (cadr (symbol-function #'my/function))), but this notably fails on built-in C functions. I'm ...
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Calling a function with a shorter but unknown argument signature length

Is there a terse idiomatic way of calling a function in the manner of funcall (dereferencing function symbols) when that function may have a variably shorter function signature? Say for example: a ...
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Can I pass an arbitrary symbol/keyword as a non-nil argument?

If a function takes a parameter whose only significance is in whether it's nil or non-nil, is there any reason not to pass it a well-named symbol to clarify what's going on in the calling code? For ...
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Is there a way to only accept certain arguments to a function?

I want to write a function where the only two valid values for the input argument are "dag" or "rulegraph". Is there a way to specify that only these two arguments are accepted this in the elisp ...
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How does (org-agenda-todo arg) work? What does the argument mean?

By trial and error I have found that in org-agenda (org-agenda-todo 'done) marks the entry at point as "DONE". Can you explain why? How can I modify the argument to the org-agenda-todo function (or ...
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How can I use a var to provide multiple arguments to a function? [duplicate]

Here is a simple example in which I would like to replace (start-process "ls" "*temp*" "ls" "-l" "-a" "-t" "-r") ; this works with (setq some-var ????) ; <-- Need to figure this part out (start-...
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How to pass an argument from command to another command?

From the package Neotree, I want to bind a key, that moves to the upper directory. The upper directory is always on the top with .. (up a dir). So I go to the first line of the neotree buffer, and ...
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Error: Wrong type argument: symbolp, (t)

I'm new to emacs and try to learn elisp. I've read some tutorials and try to build now my own customized emacs. Looking at this blog I want to write a similar script for automatically installing ...
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How to manipulate argument list in nadvice.el?

Following on from an answer to another question about the new advice system: In old-style advice.el, it was possible to manipulate individual members of an advised function's argument list, without ...
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How to write a transparent “pass-through” function wrapper?

What I mean by a "transparent 'pass-through' function wrapper" is a function, let's call it wrapper, that returns the result from passing all its argument to some other function, let's call it wrappee....
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How to programmatically answer “yes” to those commands that prompt for a decision from the user?

I made a custom function that combines two functions of twittering-mode , twittering-favorite and twittering-native-retweet, however these two needs input from me by answering an yes or no question. ...
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How to figure out which parameters a function actually need?

I would like to insert the number 1, and then increase the number with calling the function evil-numbers/inc-at-pt from the package evil-numbers. So I went looking into the source code of the ...
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turn a list into a set of arguments for a function [duplicate]

I have a defun get-quotes with one mandatory and 2 optional arguments. I would like to do something like this: (let ((articles '("/home/matt/art/mice.pdf" '("/home/matt/art/cats.pdf" "Smith, ...