From: Jacek Generowicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Bernt Hansen <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Sort TODOs in agenda day
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:24:56 +0100 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <58b1290a-d578-477e-b5ad-c9d77cb02a52@CERNFE23.cern.ch> (raw)
At Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:51:59 -0500,
Bernt Hansen wrote:
> You can add BOTH time-up and effort-up to the sorting strategy for the
> agenda and time will prevail - for items with a time, and effort will be
> the next sorting criteria.
The point I missed is that time-up will only be applied to those items
have a date-stamp for the day in question, so that effort-up will not
be outranked by time-up for the rest of the entries.
> Have you tried this?
> ;; Sorting order for tasks on the agenda
> (setq org-agenda-sorting-strategy
> (quote ((agenda time-up effort-up))))
I have now: initially I thought that the time-up would leave nothing
for effort-up to work on.
> When I was first experimented with the sorting strategy I used the
> customize interface to set it for the current session only and looked at
> the result of my agenda with the new setting.
Yes, setting configurations for current session only is a huge boon
for trials, but the clunky customize interface for manipulating the
values is a bit annoying compared to Emacs' built in sexpr
manipulation. Swapping the order of two sorting strategy entries, for
example, is very painful compared to C-M-t. Is there some convenient
way of, say, swapping entries in the customize interface?
> (setq org-agenda-sorting-strategy
> (quote ((agenda habit-down time-up user-defined-up priority-down effort-up category-keep)
> (todo category-up priority-down effort-up)
> (tags category-up priority-down effort-up)
> (search category-up))))
> so for the agenda daily view habits are at the bottom, and timed items
> are at the top, then my user-defined sorting function sorts what is left
> for the middle section of the list in the following order:
It's still not entirely clear to me how these options work. Take
habit-down, at the beginning. What do the '-down' and '-up' mean? I
infer that they might have one of two meanings: in 'habit-down' the
'-down' seems to mean that habits should be placed at the bottom,
while in 'effort-down' I infer that it means that items with an effort
property should be sorted by decreasing effort, relative to eachother.
There's clearly some confusion in my mind about how these work.
> - items with no schedule/deadline and timestamped for today
> - deadlines for today
> - late deadlines
> - scheduled items for today
> - late scheduled items
> - and pending deadlines last
Incidentally, why did you need to create a macro which captures num-a,
num-b result, for your implementation of bh/agenda-sort? AFAICT,
functions which return +1,-1 or nil would have been adeqate here. What
have I missed?
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2012-02-02 9:25 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2012-01-30 12:30 Sort TODOs in agenda day Jacek Generowicz
2012-01-31 0:32 ` Bernt Hansen
2012-01-31 8:03 ` Jacek Generowicz
2012-01-31 17:39 ` Bernt Hansen
2012-02-01 10:02 ` Jacek Generowicz
2012-02-01 12:51 ` Bernt Hansen
2012-02-02 9:24 ` Jacek Generowicz [this message]
2012-02-03 2:06 ` Bernt Hansen
2012-02-02 18:11 ` Samuel Wales
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