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Re: [O] Agenda Tag filtering - has the behaviour changed?

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] Agenda Tag filtering - has the behaviour changed?
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:00:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/ (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 12:16:44PM -0400, Bernt Hansen wrote:
> Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Robert Klein <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> Looking through the commit messages this may come from commit
> >> 6c6ae990c10dbe7f96b24fccf840fe9f6d81a3b8
> >
> > Indeed. It seems related to this NEWS entry
> >
> >   *** Minor refactoring of ~org-agenda-filter-by-tag~
> >   Now uses the argument arg and optional argument exclude instead of
> >   strip and narrow.  ARG because the argument has multiple purposes and
> >   makes more sense than strip now.  The term narrowing is changed to
> >   exclude.
> >
> >   The main purpose is for the function to make more logical sense when
> >   filtering on tags now when tags can be structured in hierarchies.
> Thanks both.
> So was this an intended usability change?  I can probably live with it -
> I just need to retrain my fingers -- but it does take longer to achieve
> the result I want now since I have to clear the agenda tags before
> selecting a new filter and wait for the agenda update each time (my
> agenda has lots of entries).
> The old behaviour was faster to use.
> I haven't done anything with hierarchical tags yet.

FWIW, I think hierarchical tags should be opt-in.  The current behaviour
is a very nice feature, but probably a less common use case than the old
behaviour.  Maybe there can be a toggle?

I tried looking at the source, but it looked non-trivial.


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