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Re: [Orgmode] definition lists in org-mode

From: Eddward DeVilla
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] definition lists in org-mode
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 10:25:34 -0500

On 7/6/07, Rick Moynihan <address@hidden> wrote:
Out of curiousity this led me to try doing something like this:

(setq org-todo-keywords
       '((sequence "TODO" "|" "DONE")
         (type "[ ]" "|" "[X]")

i.e. Hack an implementation of checkboxes onto the todo-keywords
feature.  Unfortunately it fails to work, the checkboxes aren't
recognised as TODO keywords, and don't cycle properly.  Obviously also
C-c can't be used to toggle them (as it adds tags) and these wouldn't be
real checkboxes.

I also tied this, coming from hnb and also trying to match the free
form note I made prior to discovering outliners.  I guess that's why
I'm a big fan of folding plain lists.  I like the TODO entries, but
they are for complicated things like projects  or things that should
stand out, like a section header.  I use the lists for littler tasks
like "edit file", "find this answer" or "run regressions".

I'm not sure if there is a need for checkboxes in outlines.  When I
started with org-mode this is something I felt like I needed; though
this is likely due to me having previously used vim outliner for about a

 Well I use the plain lists and checkboxes in my outlines.  I use the
progrss tokens in parent list items and section header outline
entries.  The org outline entries and plain list entries are different
and I don't think that is bad.  That serve different purposes well.
Agenda is aware of outline entries and ignores the plain lists.  Plain
lists are simpler and less decorated.  Have both checkboxes and TODO
sequences on outline entries feels a little cluttered.

Vim outliner supports checkboxes as part of outlines, which allows
folding etc...

 There is an option to allow folding in plain lists.  I can't live without it.

It will also automatically check parent boxes when all
child boxes are checked (is there a way for org-mode to do this???)

hnb would replace checkbox with a percentage in parent nodes.
Org-mode have two tokens that you can put in an outline entry or in
plain lists (and maybe other places?) that will gave the percentage or
ratio of completed checkboxes.  '[/]' & '[%]'  It updates them when
you create or check a checkbox using an org binding or function.  It
only totals for the current outline entry and not sub entries.  In a
plain list it will represent the sub-tree


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