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From: John Kitchin <johnrkitchin@gmail.com>
To: Simon Thum <simon.thum@gmx.de>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: More helm awesomeness
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:57:20 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2r3uqyd9b.fsf@vpn-128-237-146-193.library.vpn.cmu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <54BC3079.1030706@gmx.de>

You can do something like this to get just the TODO headlines in the
current buffer. If you make the helm-todo-candidates map over all the
files in (org-agenda-files) you can make it give all the TODO
headings. You can change the match criteria in org-map-entries to be
more selective.

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :results raw
(defun helm-todo-candidates ()
  (let ((results '()))
     (lambda ()
       (add-to-list 'results
                     (concat (make-string (nth 1 (org-heading-components)) ?*)
                             " TODO "
                             (nth 4 (org-heading-components)))

((** post it . #<marker at 977 in blog.org>) (** work it out . #<marker at 941 in blog.org>))

Now to run helm, there is a subtle point. We need to map the current buffer /before/ running helm, otherwise we will map an empty helm buffer.

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(defun helm-todo ()
  "Helm interface to headlines with TODO status in current buffer."
  (let ((candidates (helm-todo-candidates)))
    (setq helm-todo-source '((name . "TODO headlines")
                             (candidates . candidates)
                             (action . (("open" . goto-char)))))
    (helm :sources '(helm-todo-source))))

Simon Thum writes:

> Hi all,
> I recently updated my helm install so it includes
> helm-org-agenda-headings which is just AWESOME (to me at least). A bit
> like org-goto but across all agenda files at once, with goto, refile,
> linking built in. If you haven't tried it, I definitely recommend to do so.
> Yet I'm missing a few things so far, I would like to have different
> datasources differentiated by tags, in particular the ARCHIVE tag, and
> the infamous FILETAGS so I cannot just regex my way through as the
> current approach does.
> This requires making more use of org-ode when filling helm's buffers. My
> elisp isn't great but I might be able to get there if the approach is sane.
> Any pointers are welcome! If you might help me please read on.
> I would like to ask what would be the best approach for better utilising
> org infrastructure so I may have separate helm sources for
> live/archived, private/work, the clocking history, stuff like that.
> The helm-org definition looks deceptively simple:
> https://github.com/emacs-helm/helm/blob/master/helm-org.el
> (defun helm-org-agenda-files-headings ()
> (interactive)
> (helm :sources (helm-source-org-headings-for-files (org-agenda-files))
> :candidate-number-limit 99999
> :buffer "*helm org headings*"))
> FWICT, in effect helm-org is chewing itself through the buffers:
> (defun helm-get-org-candidates-in-file (filename min-depth max-depth
> &optional fontify)
> (with-current-buffer (find-file-noselect filename)
> (and fontify (jit-lock-fontify-now))
> (let ((match-fn (if fontify 'match-string 'match-string-no-properties)))
> (save-excursion
> (goto-char (point-min))
> (cl-loop while (re-search-forward org-complex-heading-regexp nil t)
> if (let ((num-stars (length (match-string-no-properties 1))))
> (and (>= num-stars min-depth) (<= num-stars max-depth)))
> collect `(,(funcall match-fn 0) . ,(point-marker)))))))
> I don't really get what it does but I have a hunch that org-element or
> other org-mode functions could be used to achieve the same with more
> precision. That's what I would need to do. FWIW I'd be happy to take a
> performance hit.
> Thanks in advance,
> Simon

Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-19 15:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-18 22:15 More helm awesomeness Simon Thum
2015-01-19 15:57 ` John Kitchin [this message]
2015-01-19 20:46   ` Simon Thum
2015-01-19 21:01     ` John Kitchin

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