MIC-04-5 Recycling electronics instead of programming

No programming but I did manage to bring to the ewaste collective in Berkeley years of built up electronic waste we had in our apartment, including two Macbook Pros, an iPad, my Pixel 2, two old iPhones, and many, many cables. The fall cleaning was inspired by setting up my new phone and figuring out what to do with the Pixel 4a, which I'm hanging on to for now.


MIC 04-3 Non-recursive walk of a panflute document

Next round of programming yields:

def panflute_to_bike_etree_nr(e, level=0) -> ET.Element:

    # questions about how header levels are handled as we put them into the etree
    etree = None
    stack = [(e, level)]
    # current ul_elem
    ul_elem = None
    heading_level = 0

    while stack:
        (e, level) = stack.pop()
        print("  " * level, e.tag)

        if is_inline_or_contentless(e):

            li_elem = ET.Element("li")

            # TO DO: handle rich text
            p_elem = ET.SubElement(li_elem, "p")
            p_elem.text = pf.stringify(e).strip()

            # 2 things to figure out: parent_ul (where to attach li_elem) and what the current ul_elem is

            if e.tag == "Header":
                print ("header", e.level, e.identifier, e.classes, e.attributes, pf.stringify(e))
                li_elem.attrib["data-type"] = "heading"
                li_elem.attrib["data-level"] = str(e.level)

                if e.level > heading_level:
                    # child
                    parent_ul = ul_elem
                    print ("e.level > heading_level", ul_elem)
                elif e.level == heading_level:
                    # sibling
                    # parent_ul has to be ul parent of ul_elem                    
                    parent_ul = ul_elem.getparent().getparent()
                    # e.level < heading_level
                    # uncle or higher
                    parent_ul = find_ul_ancestor(ul_elem, int(e.level)-1)

                heading_level = e.level
                ul_elem = ET.SubElement(li_elem, "ul")

            if e.tag == "Doc":
                etree = empty_bike_etree()
                ul_elem = etree.xpath("//ul")[0]
                # BulletList
                # OrderedList
                # ListItem
                print("block", e.tag)

                for c in reversed(e.content):
                    stack.append((c, level + 1))
            except AttributeError:

    # clean up etree by adding ids
    etree = add_ids_to_bike_etree(etree)
    return etree

MIC-04-2 some progress

My first pass -- taking a recursive approach:

def panflute_to_bike_etree(pfe) -> ET.Element:
    pfe: panflute element    
    base_header_level: the base header level to use for the document
    TO DO: handle different header levels -- might need to abandon this approach in favor of non-recursive approach with a manual stack

    if is_inline_or_contentless(pfe):
        p_elem = ET.Element("p")
        p_elem.text = pf.stringify(pfe).strip()
        return p_elem
        if pfe.tag == "Doc":
            etree = empty_bike_etree()
            ul_elem = etree.xpath("//ul")[0]
            ul_elem = ET.Element("ul")

            for c in pfe.content:
                e = panflute_to_bike_etree(c)
                li_elem = ET.SubElement(ul_elem, "li")
        except AttributeError:
            if pfe.tag == "Doc":
                etree = add_ids_to_bike_etree(etree)
                return etree
                return ul_elem

MIC-04-1 Will structural pattern matching help me?

On my to-study list is a tutorial on PEP 636 -- Structural Pattern Matching: Tutorial | peps.python.org that I think will be useful to my work to convert the pandoc AST to a bike outline:

MIC-03-3 Starting to write a Pandoc writer for Bike

Today, I am focused on creating a first cut of a pandoc writer for Bike. I will start by having a writer emit the simple output of a valid but empty Bike document. The next step would be to have the writer flatten a pandoc AST into a single list of plain text Bike nodes. I defer dealing with the rich text and hierarchical structures until I have the simple writer in place. Dealing with rich text and containment of elements requires me to better grok the pandoc AST, particularly what can contain which other element. I will use pandoc (Python library) and panflute interactively in a Jupyter notebook to facilitate that grokking. I aim for good coverage of pandoc AST examples by writing pandoc markdown, which I then convert to pandoc JSON (note the documentation on pandoc markdown.

Ideally, my pandoc Bike reader and writer will enable lossless roundtripping of Bike conversion. In other words, if I use the reader to convert a bike document to pandoc JSON and then use my pandoc Bike writer to convert the JSON to a Bike document, the resulting Bike document should essentially be the same the original document.

A question to answer as I dive into the pandoc writer for Bike: how to handle parts of the pandoc AST that I don\'t know how to translate into Bike elements but would nonetheless like to park in some placeholding structure?