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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com>
Cc: nicholas.dokos@hp.com, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Bug: org-refile-targets doesn't say whether it's AND or OR [7.7 (release_7.7.351.gb8b5)]
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:33:27 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <30476.1317256407@alphaville.dokosmarshall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com> of "Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:43:26 EDT." <m2bou4fd29.fsf@pluto.luannocracy.com>

Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> Remember to cover the basics, that is, what you expected to happen and
> what in fact did happen.  You don't know how to make a good report?  See
> 
>      http://orgmode.org/manual/Feedback.html#Feedback
> 
> Your bug report will be posted to the Org-mode mailing list.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The documentation doesn't specify whether the cons cells are ANDed or
> ORed together when selecting refile targets.
> 

I'm not really sure what you mean, so let me tell you how I understand
this variable and then come back to the question of what you would like
to see.

AFAIK, the variable is used to construct a set of possible targets: you
select the items to refile and then you select *one* item from this
set. There is completion: as you type, the set is cut down to whatever
subset matches your current input - org does not let you finish until
the refiling target has been specified uniquely.

Each element of the org-refile-targets list generates a set of posssible
targets. The whole set is the union of these partial sets. Since ORs map
to unions and ANDs to intersections, I guess one could say that they are
ORed together, but personally I find it confusing to think of it in
these terms.

Assuming that this is correct, does it help? And if it is correct and it
does help, what would you change in the docs to incorporate this
information? And how? 

Nick

  reply	other threads:[~2011-09-29  0:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-09-28 23:43 Dave Abrahams
2011-09-29  0:33 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2011-09-29  2:09   ` Dave Abrahams
2011-09-29  3:59     ` Nick Dokos
2011-09-29 11:36       ` Dave Abrahams
2011-10-06  8:13       ` [Accepted] " Carsten Dominik

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