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From: Herbert Sitz <hsitz@nwlink.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Does Effort support hours only?
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:40:15 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20110218T233529-81@post.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: m3ei75pqcx.fsf@e4300lm.epcc.ed.ac.uk

Lawrence Mitchell <wence <at> gmx.li> writes:
> >>> Is it possible to specify estimated effort in something other than hours
> >>> (0.5, or 0:30)?
> > Being able to specify suffixes like `d' for days or `w' for weeks would be
> > awesome. But I guess it's very, very complex, though.
> Turns out probably not, unless I've missed something.  I think
> this set of patches does what's necessary to allow duration
> strings in effort properties.  And as a bonus its backwards
> compatible to the old style.  Try it and see if it works, if it
> does I'll roll it into a proper patch.

Lawrence -- 

I didn't test the patch, but it looks like it's hard coded to treat 24 hours as
1 day, 168 hours as 1 week, etc.  This seems like it would create more confusion
than there was before.  

In the context of measuring effort I think it's far more common to treat, e.g, 8
hours as the equivalent of a day's work.  Most people have 5 day works weeks,
but some don't. Etc.  In any case, giving user ability to set their own
conversion factors seems like a much-needed part of this.

-- Herb

  reply	other threads:[~2011-02-18 22:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-17 19:47 Does Effort support hours only? Luke Crook
2011-02-18  9:02 ` Bastien
2011-02-18  9:48   ` Sébastien Vauban
2011-02-18 10:51     ` Lawrence Mitchell
2011-02-18 22:40       ` Herbert Sitz [this message]
2011-02-21  9:47         ` Lawrence Mitchell
2011-02-28 11:43 ` [PATCH] Support modifiers in effort durations (was: Re: Does Effort support hours only?) Lawrence Mitchell
2011-03-06 17:45   ` [Accepted] [O] " Bastien Guerry
2011-03-06 17:47   ` [PATCH] Support modifiers in effort durations Bastien

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