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From: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
To: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com>
Cc: org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Push a dependent TODO item on top of a depending one
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:17:50 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8762ehncsx.fsf@norang.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAF-1L2QHVruDSQAw7UtDw1MMM_5YzvwxORmnp6gN_PVoRHf4pg@mail.gmail.com> (Alan E. Davis's message of "Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:42:05 -0800")

"Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com> writes:

> It just occurred to me to try to implement a method of pushing a TODO
> item on top of another, in the manner of a Stack.  The item on top of
> the stack is a task upon which performance of some other task
> depends. 
> I need to call someone, so I have a task that appears on my agenda,
> to call him.  However,  I have just discovered that the phone number
> I have for this person is not working.  I new need to find his phone
> number, so I can write a new TODO task.  It would be fantastic to be
> able to push a TODO on top of the dependant TODO, the task that is
> held up until one finds the phone number.   
> Once  I have found the number, and "pop" the number finding task off
> the agenda, the dependant task would appear as a high priority,
> active task.   rendering the TODO to CALL invisible, perhaps as a
> subtask,  
> I think there are many ways to do this.   Is it a nightmare to
> implement in the fashion I have suggested?   Is it already easy to
> do?  The crux of the matter is a dependent TODO is rendered invisible
> until some subtask TODO is completed.
> Thank you for all the ideas,

Can't you just create the new todo item when on column 1 of the
dependent task - so it gets inserted before it?

* TODO Some Project
** TODO Dependent Task
point here

Then C-S-TAB or M-S-TAN creates the new task before this one

* TODO Some Project
** TODO New Task
** TODO Dependent Task

Combined with the ORDERED property and the variable
org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks set to 'invisible it might get you a long
way towards what you are trying to achieve.


      reply	other threads:[~2012-03-06 12:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-06  6:42 Push a dependent TODO item on top of a depending one Alan E. Davis
2012-03-06 12:17 ` Bernt Hansen [this message]

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