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Re: [Orgmode] FR: make C-c C-c for storing remember notes optional

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] FR: make C-c C-c for storing remember notes optional
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 22:18:15 +0100

On Dec 11, 2007, at 1:15 PM, Adam Spiers wrote:

On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 12:33:09PM +0100, Bastien wrote:
Adam Spiers <address@hidden> writes:
I'm certainly not suggesting making it the default - only to make it
possible to enable this behaviour for selected remember templates.
But since I get SO many emails every day, I really need to be able to
apply the 2-minute rule of GTD: if the mail requires > 2 minutes of
attention, I need to be able to convert it into a TODO (linking by
message id via the org-mairix stuff) and archive it safely in the
_absolute_minimum_ number of keystrokes. Otherwise I am constantly in the "processing" phase of the workflow and never get to the "planning"
and "doing" phases - then the whole system fails miserably :-)

Okay.  Then each template would have now six elements, the last one
specifiying whether it should be automatically processed or not (being
nil by default).

Yes, that's what I had in mind too.

Whether there are %^{prompt} constructs might be not relevant here: even for plain templates we might want not to have to C-cC-c them for them to
be remembered, right?


Say for example that you have a template associated with the key "m" and
this key binding:

(global-set-key [(control meta r)] (lambda () (org-remember nil "m")))

The "m" template doesn't require C-cC-c. If there is %^{prompt} you do C-M-r then interactively enter the info at the prompt, then you're done. If there is no %^{prompt} you just C-M-r and you're done (you don't need
to actually *see* what you want to remember...)

Yes, exactly.

I think this would be nice.  But I guess you see my point about
cancelling : with a %^{prompt} it's possible to C-g, but not when there
is no %^{prompt} -- which might be a bit dangerous..

It doesn't seem particularly dangerous to me: you still have the
option of 'undo' within the destination file, and even if you choose
not to, at worst you have a new entry which you can later delete.
It's not like you're at risk of losing existing data.

I hope Carsten will soon stumble on this :)

/me sends good system restoration karma to Carsten over the ether :-)

Thanks, I am getting there.

God ideas in this thread,  I will put them in.  I guess the best way
would be to have


to define prompt, default value and a completion table, and then
to keep a per-prompt history.

- Carsten

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