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From: Daniel Clemente <n142857@gmail.com>
To: org-mode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Custom time display in mode-line
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:50:45 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <873a25f1iy.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)


  org-clock-modeline-total now accepts following values: current, today, repeat, all, auto.
  It would be useful to allow it to accept either a custom function or a format string which composes a text string like:
"0:10 (tot: 1:10/2:00)"
  meaning: „clocking 10 minutes in this session, but the total clocked time (including those 10min) is 1:10, and the effort estimate is 2:00“.

  Not all entries have a „total clocked time“ (: entries clocked for the first time) and not all entries have an estimate.
- Either many format strings must be given (_simple, _with_total, _with_estimate, _with_total_and_estimate), e.g. ("%current" "%current (tot: %total)" "%current/%estimate" "%current (tot:%total/%estimate)")
- … or we must cope with results like "0:10 (tot: /)"
- … or a custom function must be used to do those conditionals.

  Accepting a function would be like redefining org-clock-get-clock-string but without touching org's core.

  I tried to change the code but I'm confused as to why org-clock-modeline-total (a mere visualization/„view“ setting) is read in org-clock-get-sum-start (which is a „model“/core function and therefore not tied to any particular „view“). I think org-clock-modeline-total should be read just in org-clock-get-clock-string.
  Documentation of org-clock-get-clocked-time is also wrong („The time returned includes the time spent on this task in previous clocking intervals.“) since this depends on what org-clock-get-sum-start did.


             reply	other threads:[~2010-01-17 10:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-01-17 10:50 Daniel Clemente [this message]
2012-05-01 14:46 ` Custom time display in mode-line Antoine Levitt
2012-05-01 17:41   ` Bastien
2012-05-01 18:05     ` Antoine Levitt

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