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From: Richard G Riley <rileyrgdev@googlemail.com>
To: "Egli Christian (KIRO 41)" <christian.egli@credit-suisse.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Richard G Riley <rileyrgdev@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: resheduling from agenda buffer
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:10:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f3y7eqbwjz.fsf@dev.shamrockirishbar.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <52D89C75FEE9444E8D9C016E3730098306CE40@chsa1036.share.beluni.net> (Egli Christian's message of "Fri\, 28 Sep 2007 17\:50\:03 +0200")

"Egli Christian (KIRO 41)" <christian.egli@credit-suisse.com> writes:

> Richard G Riley <rileyrgdev@googlemail.com> writes:
>> Bastien <bzg@altern.org> writes:
>> >> Richard G Riley <rileyrgdev@googlemail.com> writes:
>> >> 2) What is the reason behind having to manually "refresh" after a
>> >> reschedule in the agenda buffer, why does it not do it
> automatically?
>> > I think the reason is to warn you about the modification without
> having
>> > to save it. Actually reschedule often happens more than once before
> you
>> > need to save the modified buffers, so it makes sense to only save
> when
>> > you're done with all the modification...
> I think the reason is the principle of least surprise. If you change the
> priority of an item or reschedule it (e.g. to next week) it suddenly
> disapears on you if refresh happens automatically. I usually do a
> S-right a couple of times to reschedule items. Imagine what I would have
> to do if refresh happened automatically. I would reschedule to the next
> day then move the cursor to the next day, reschedule again, etc. I much
> prefer the current behaviour.
>> It doesn't really make sense because as you reschedule its easy to
>> forget which ones you already have rescheduled and end up trying to
>> reschedule an already rescheduled one. Which is exactly what happened
> to
>> me. Like other operations on the agenda it's my (noob) opinion that it
>> should refresh immediately or only confusion (as in this case)
> results.
> I can see your case, but think of the consequences of an immediate
> refresh. What happens if you reshedule a task to next week? Where should
> point go? To the next task? Should the point stay on the task, i.e. move
> to the next week? You open a can of worms. That's why a simple solution
> is the best. It doesn't surprise the user.

While I can understand that, it certainly surprises the user to try and
reschedule a task that isn't really there. I would suggest that the only
sensible and usable and consistent thing to do is to mark it as changed
like with the S-<left,right> .. in this case it hilites the entry as
changed but you can continue to work on it. And then refresh (r)
obviously moves all tasks to their correct positions while leaving the
cursor at the current/next line.

The functionality for S-<lft,right> is perfect.

> Christian

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-09-28 16:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-09-28  1:15 resheduling from agenda buffer Richard G Riley
2007-09-28 14:07 ` Carsten Dominik
2007-09-29 12:45   ` Carsten Dominik
2007-09-28 15:19 ` Bastien
2007-09-28 15:30   ` Richard G Riley
2007-09-28 15:50     ` Egli Christian (KIRO 41)
2007-09-28 16:09       ` Bastien
2007-09-28 16:17         ` Richard G Riley
2007-09-28 16:10       ` Richard G Riley [this message]
2007-09-28 16:03     ` Bastien
2007-09-28 18:14     ` John Wiegley

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