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From: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
To: Keith Swartz <gnu@oneroad.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 09:42:19 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ws82hdc4.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4A1CFD4A.2010202@oneroad.com> (Keith Swartz's message of "Wed\, 27 May 2009 01\:43\:54 -0700")

<reordered (and wrapped) the email to remove top-posting>

Keith Swartz <gnu@oneroad.com> writes:

> Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> On May 26, 2009, at 10:23 AM, Manish wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Keith Swartz wrote:
>>>> However, if I use M-S-ENTER to combine the above two steps into
>>>> one (create
>>>> a "TODO" item), it does NOT create an entry in the LOGBOOK for State
>>>> "TODO" from "" at all. Is that a bug?
>>> IMO, this is not really a state change.
>> In interesting point, and something up for discussion.
>> I personally am neter interesting in recording a time stamp when
>> first switching an item to TODO.  Furthermore, for other state
>> changes I prefer to record a note.
>> However, M-S-RET is really meant for fast adding of one or more TODO
>> entries, and being prompted for a state change note would be really
>> annoying here.
>> Up for discussion, I am willing to install a variable here....
> I can see where M-S-ENTER prompting for a status note change would be
> annoying. Personally, I don't use that feature, so I didn't think of
> that -- I'm more interested in the timestamps. Basically, I like being
> able to record /when/ something was first entered as a todo item --
> gives me a good way to see which items are the oldest.
> One thought is to record the state change, but default the status note
> to "TODO created", rather than prompting for it.
> Then again, maybe a variable is the best answer here, because sooner
> or later, somebody is going to want to change that. Normally, I'd hate
> to add more and more variables just to complicate things, but org-mode
> seems to have no shortage of them. (That's a good thing!) :)

I use org-remember for creating tasks where I want to know the created
time.  I create most of my tasks with the remember interface and it's
easy to put the date in the template with %u.

For me every log entry creates a log drawer and I wouldn't want that by
default for every new task created with M-S-RET.



  reply	other threads:[~2009-05-27 13:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-22 23:15 Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER Keith Swartz
2009-05-26  8:23 ` Manish
2009-05-26  8:46   ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-26 13:51   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-26 14:18     ` Manish
2009-05-27  8:43     ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 13:42       ` Bernt Hansen [this message]
2009-05-27 14:54         ` Sebastian Rose
2009-05-27 20:04         ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 20:59           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-27 21:13             ` Bernt Hansen
2009-05-28  5:25               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-28 13:39                 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-05-27 22:48             ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 19:18       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-27 20:10         ` Keith Swartz

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