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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: FR: allow adding a deadline with warning days [was Re: deadline warning days entry]
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 21:00:57 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8skhkcinzb18QB2PBWifa2r3My5tJMyavEGuJJPOtKFcA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

i think the following boils down to:

i think it would be less error prone if we allowed c-u c-u to work
when adding a deadline to an entry.  in maint it errors.

thank you.

On 7/22/20, Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> thank you.
>
> --
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>
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             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24  4:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-24  4:00 Samuel Wales [this message]
2020-09-04 14:50 ` Bastien
2020-09-04 20:14   ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-06  9:52     ` Bastien

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