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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: next-error for agenda searches
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 18:10:21 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8tyEWyaqT3YnrVQsnKCuwpwpbsk335++--tASw_gSjN+Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJcAo8sbpBqSvkLF5ByhXxOvc-K--39_JNd-n2k47=hkNXVbug@mail.gmail.com>

btw, if anybody has difficulty understanding why i mention a bug or
suggest a feature [such as why anbydoy would want it], please feel
free to say so, otherwise i don't know that that is the case.  [please
go easy on me though.]

in this case, it is an emacs consistency fr.  across emacs, next-error
goes from match to match, and it seems to me [perhaps i am mistaken]
that agenda searches should be emacsy too.

as for why it would be useful to me, so that i can get full context,
with point at the match, thus 1] getting all the matches in my hands
in the outline and 2] being able to edit immediately.

furthermore, the next-closest thing, follow mode, puts point in wrong
window.  also, 'canonical visibility is not present so i cannot see
everything [this might or might not be fixable by user].

also there is an accessibility issue with it.  i use large fonts so 2
windows do not show much.  i use 2 windows only for very rare
completion or selecting purposes.  not usable here.

but i think it is an emacs consistency issue.  i agree with the
frequently expressed idea that new features should be justified
carefully, and next-error working as in e.g. grep seems right here.

this isn't a huge deal for me at all, but e.g. when i do agenda
searches i get really overwhelmed by the size and irrelevance
[including duplication] of my own org forest developed over years.

next-error would help me traverse and trim it rapidly.  i could
perhaps create a kb macro to emulate it, but i haven't tried yet.
then again, one could do so for grep mode etc. also.  :]

On 12/14/21, Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> wrote:
> if you search for a regexp in a single org buffer, you can do
> next-error to go to the next search.
> if you search in agenda, there is a mode where the match will show up
> in the ohter window.  i find this inconvenient.
> there is no next-error to go to the next match for agenda searches.
> or am i missing this feature someplace?  seems strange not to?
> such a thing would be consistent with c-c / / in an org buffer,
> grep-mode, occur-mode, compilation-shell-minor-mode.  thanks!
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-12-19  1:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-15  1:34 next-error for agenda searches Samuel Wales
2021-12-18  8:44 ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-18 10:09   ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-19  1:10 ` Samuel Wales [this message]
2021-12-19  1:14   ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-19 13:31   ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-20  1:45     ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-20  1:58       ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-20  2:01         ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-20 14:57       ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-20 22:15         ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-20 22:16           ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-24  1:15             ` Samuel Wales
2021-12-24 11:14               ` Dealing with growing backlog (was: next-error for agenda searches) Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-24 11:51                 ` Tim Cross
2022-05-15  7:22                   ` Ihor Radchenko

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