From: Dave Abrahams <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug: org-refile-targets doesn't say whether it's AND or OR [7.7 (release_7.7.351.gb8b5)]
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:09:57 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (Nick Dokos's message of "Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:33:27 -0400")
on Wed Sep 28 2011, Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos-AT-hp.com> wrote:
> Dave Abrahams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Remember to cover the basics, that is, what you expected to happen and
>> what in fact did happen. You don't know how to make a good report? See
>> Your bug report will be posted to the Org-mode mailing list.
>> The documentation doesn't specify whether the cons cells are ANDed or
>> ORed together when selecting refile targets.
> I'm not really sure what you mean, so let me tell you how I understand
> this variable and then come back to the question of what you would like
> to see.
> AFAIK, the variable is used to construct a set of possible targets: you
> select the items to refile and then you select *one* item from this
> set. There is completion: as you type, the set is cut down to whatever
> subset matches your current input - org does not let you finish until
> the refiling target has been specified uniquely.
> Each element of the org-refile-targets list generates a set of posssible
> targets. The whole set is the union of these partial sets. Since ORs map
> to unions and ANDs to intersections, I guess one could say that they are
> ORed together, but personally I find it confusing to think of it in
> these terms.
Then think of it / describe it in terms of set unions. ORing predicates
creates a set union.
> Assuming that this is correct, does it help?
> And if it is correct and it does help, what would you change in the
> docs to incorporate this information? And how?
I would change the doc for org-refile-targets to say that the resulting
list of targets is the union of all the targets matched by each cons
cell. I think you could take that pretty much verbatim.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2011-09-29 2:10 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2011-09-28 23:43 Bug: org-refile-targets doesn't say whether it's AND or OR [7.7 (release_7.7.351.gb8b5)] Dave Abrahams
2011-09-29 0:33 ` Nick Dokos
2011-09-29 2:09 ` Dave Abrahams [this message]
2011-09-29 3:59 ` Nick Dokos
2011-09-29 11:36 ` Dave Abrahams
2011-10-06 8:13 ` [Accepted] " Carsten Dominik
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