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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: "Tom Breton (Tehom)" <tehom@panix.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Advice sought on managing decision alternatives.
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 01:18:52 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60BDFE6D-6B8C-4A23-A737-67DC1F523C79@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1036.24.63.0.170.1233950825.squirrel@mail.panix.com>

Hi Tom,

On Feb 6, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Tom Breton (Tehom) wrote:

>> Hi Tom,
>> [...]
>
>> WIth you patch, we have right now
>>
>> CHOOSE    as the prefix
>> choseness as the interpretation
>> org-decision as the name of the module.
>>
>> My request would be to maybe use `choose' also as the
>> interpretation symbol, or, alternatively, CHOSENESS
>> as the prefix.
>
> Yes.  I think "choose" is best; the ambiguity between "chosenness" and
> "choseness" just invited difficulties.
>
> Always feel free to suggest alternatives to my naming.  Sometimes my
> initial ideas go in a funny direction.  Eg, my initial thinking,  
> which I
> now abandon, was:
>
> * org-DECISIONS.el because it supports decisions.
> * CHOSENNESS because it's the property the item has of being chosen  
> or not.
>   As William observed, it's grammatically correct but rare.
> * CHOOSE because I saw that CHOSENNESS has problems.
>
> So "choose" it is.  I'd like to rename the file org-choose.el as  
> well, now
> that I think about the naming.

Good.

>
>
> Do you want a patch for it?


Yes, against current org.el, please, if you do not mind,
because I have not yet applied your earlier patch.

>
>
>> For customizing org-todo-keywords, instead of explicitly
>> offering `choseness', maybe we can use a symbol field
>> where people can type into.
>
> It's more flexible but offers less support to the user.  Maybe we  
> can have
> the best of both worlds by restricting the choice to interpretations  
> that
> available modules support.  Ie, something like this:
>
> * Object: a variable that holds the names of the interpretation  
> symbols,
> or of the ones that aren't built in.
> * Behavior: interested modules add their interpretation symbol to  
> the list
> * Behavior: When customizing org-todo-keywords, offer the symbols from
>   that list as choices for interpretation symbols.

This sounds perfect.

> The primary difficulty would be getting widgets to understand that.

Yes.  Right now, I do not know how to do this, therefore
my more primitive proposal. Yours is better, if you can
make the widget work...

- Carsten

>
>
>
>> That would turn your patch into a generally useful system
>> of hooks where other ideas could be implemented as well.
>>
>> What do you think?
>
> Sounds good to me.
>
> Tom Breton (Tehom)
>
>
>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2009-02-07  0:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 56+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20090101170227.C707734803@mail2.panix.com>
2009-01-01 22:53 ` Feature request and patch - blocked TODO to say BLOCKED Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-01-09  8:16   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-15  2:34     ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-01-17  8:01       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19  3:33     ` Advice sought on managing decision alternatives Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-01-22 11:15       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-31  4:21         ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-01-31  5:41           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-31 18:36             ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-01 15:54               ` James TD Smith
2009-02-06 13:08           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-06 16:16             ` William Henney
2009-02-06 20:07             ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-07  0:18               ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-02-07 20:46                 ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-08 13:06                   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-08 20:25                     ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-09  6:42                       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-10  3:14                         ` Docs submitted (Was Re: Advice sought on managing decision alternatives.) Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-10  7:55                           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-24  0:51                             ` org-choose bugfix Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-24  3:05                               ` Manish
2009-04-07  0:13                                 ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-04-08 13:13                                   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-24  5:51                               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-10  8:46                           ` Docs submitted (Was Re: Advice sought on managing decision alternatives.) Manish
2009-02-10  9:12                             ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-10 10:26                               ` Manish
2009-02-10 22:48                                 ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-12 12:50                                   ` Manish
2009-02-12 20:13                                     ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-13  4:23                                       ` Manish
2009-02-12 20:55                                     ` Patch " Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-13  4:38                                       ` Manish
2009-02-11  1:08                                 ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-11 10:34                                   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-11 21:41                                     ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-11 23:38                                       ` Nick Dokos
2009-02-12  4:17                                         ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-11 23:44                                       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-12  4:27                                         ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-12 15:49                                           ` Nick Dokos
2009-02-12 20:32                                             ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-12 21:25                                               ` Nick Dokos
2009-02-11 12:29                                   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-11 14:58                                     ` Docs submitted Bernt Hansen
2009-02-11 17:33                                       ` Samuel Wales
2009-02-11 15:38                                     ` Docs submitted (Was Re: Advice sought on managing decision alternatives.) Daniel Clemente
2009-02-11 15:41                                       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-11 20:02                                     ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-11 23:45                                       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-11  1:45                                 ` Slight fix to update-org.sh Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-10 23:19                               ` Docs submitted (Was Re: Advice sought on managing decision alternatives.) Tom Breton (Tehom)
2009-02-11 10:34                                 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-10 22:45                             ` Tom Breton (Tehom)
     [not found] <20090122112819.B30E12940C@mail1.panix.com>
2009-01-22 22:11 ` Advice sought on managing decision alternatives Tom Breton (Tehom)

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