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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Bob Wilson <millstadtf@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Missing argument in org-reset-checkbox-state-subtree?
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 22:22:22 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87lff76yz5.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <56D08D2C-83C1-42C3-A7AF-BCDA797DA277@gmail.com>

Bob Wilson writes:

> I’m writing about a possible bug in
> org-reset-checkbox-state-subtree. This function calls
> org-update-checkbox-count-maybe with argument 'all, but this value is
> not defined in the function (or anywhere else that I can see).

[ I'm looking at the copy on master (e9c3993ee), though org-list.el
  hasn't changed since that last release. ]

org-reset-checkbox-state-subtree calls

    (org-update-checkbox-count-maybe 'all)

and org-update-checkbox-count-maybe calls

    (org-update-checkbox-count all)

And org-update-checkbox-count considers ALL, so I'm not spotting
anything that's undefined.

> I’d like this value to be nil because I don’t want to update the
> statistics cookies in the entire buffer, but I don’t see a way to do
> this (pardon my limited elisp). My workaround is to add an optional
> all argument to org-reset-checkbox-state-subtree and pass it to
> org-update-checkbox-count-maybe.

Why does refreshing the stats for the entire buffer cause a problem for

> This seems like the desired functionality unless I’m missing
> something. Is the current implementation intentional?

Yes, the change was made with a0bc3bdeb (org-list: fix update of
check-boxes cookies in whole trees, 2011-06-20).  The example that
prompted that change was reported at

Here's a reduced example:

  * a
  ** aa [1/1]
  - [X] l
  ** ab [1/1]
  - [X] m

Calling org-reset-checkbox-state-subtree with point at the top-level "a"
should uncheck l and m and the stats of both subheadings should go to

  * a
  ** aa [0/1]
  - [ ] l
  ** ab [0/1]
  - [ ] m

If you were to drop `all' from -reset-checkbox-state-subtree's the call
to -update-checkbox-count-maybe, the result would instead be

  * a
  ** aa [1/1]
  - [ ] l
  ** ab [0/1]
  - [ ] m

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-12  3:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-11 17:37 Bob Wilson
2020-11-12  3:22 ` Kyle Meyer [this message]
2020-11-12 16:59   ` Bob Wilson
2020-11-12 23:10     ` Kyle Meyer
2020-11-12 23:38   ` Bob Wilson

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