* deadline warning days entry
@ 2020-07-23 6:21 Samuel Wales
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From: Samuel Wales @ 2020-07-23 6:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
i tend to want either zero or some number [like 4 or 8] for deadline
warning days for deadline timestamps [tses].
so i set the deadline warning days variable to a nonzero positive
number as a default. and then manually add -0d to individual tses
when i want -0d.
however, manual editing feels quite error prone and it is
typing/concentration-intensive. the failure mode could include not
being warned or even not showing the deadline at all.
the existing command has a prefix option, but it does not solve the problem.
c-u c-u will ask you for a warning date, but for less chance of error,
i want an interval or number of dasys instead. this would also be
slightly more consistent with the variable, which takes an integer. a
warning date requires you to think about date arithmetic.
another problem with c-u -cu is that it requires you to enter the ts,
then do c-u c-u. i.e. you can't enter a deadline with c-u c-u.
if those two problems were fixed, i would have no issue.
i'd like to know if anybody has any code for changing the deadline
warning days of a deadline ts to an interval or ndays. [the minus
sign would not be needed.] this would be for new tses and existing
tses. in my case it would default to my alternate interval [0d].
this could be thought of as a feature request, but i don't know if it
is of enough interest, and i figured perhaps somebody already has some
code for this or likes the idea above also.
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