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Re: [O] agenda bulk actions

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] agenda bulk actions
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:43:10 +0200
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Hi Eric,

Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

> It seems to me there's some odd overlap here: we've got 'k' bound to
> `org-agenda-action', which is used for marking items and shifting their
> dates to the date under point, or for capturing using the date under
> point as a default. Then there's 'm' and 'B', which are used for marking
> items and… doing everything/anything else.
> Having two different ways of marking agenda items and operating on them
> seems odd to me. 

Yes, a merge was needed here.

> In my (very subjective) opinion, it would be much nicer
> to have a single set of functions for this. What I'm envisioning is:
> 1. Use only m/B for all marking and bulk actions. When we hit 's' or 'd'
>    for reschedule or re-deadline, use the date under point (if there is
>    one) as a default. This covers the 'k' functionality for scheduling
>    and deadlines.

It is implemented now.

> 2. Have the regular capture interface check org-context to see if point
>    is on an agenda date. If it is, use that as the default date for any
>    date fields. This covers the 'k' functionality for capture.

`k' now calls `org-agenda-capture' in agendas, which does this.

> 2(a). If the above is too intrusive, provide a single org agenda key
>       ('k' would now be free) that calls org-capture using date under
>       point as a default.

You have `org-capture-use-agenda-date' which, when set to `t', will
let M-x org-capture RET behave exactly like `k'.

> Would this not be an improvement? Am I missing anything?

Definitly not.  Thanks for the suggestions!


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