Jose Robins wrote:
working with checkboxes, more than with headlines with a TODO keyword.
Unfortunately, right now checkboxes are lightweight and so do not
enjoy all the privileges enjoyed by headlines - especially clocking in
and out (which is very important for me). I wish that regular
checkboxes were also allowed to have the same privileges as headlines.
Has this idea been discussed before? Were there any decisions one way
or the other.
One more thing I did (to Sacha's code) was to also count headlines with
TODO keywords and take that into account while updating the checkbox.
Another option is to have checkboxes on headlines (which I find very
intuitive). On one of Sacha Chua's blogs I found a defun to allow
cookies to update checkbox count on a parent headline cookie if there
were checkboxes on it's subtree headlines. This was given in one of her
chapters in her new book that she had posted online
So I took that and modified it *slightly* - (it had a bug whereby if
the item after the subtree list was at the same level as it's parent's
parent, the checkbox count would get confused and still keep on
counting)... Still there are a few issues.
is interested, here is the code...
;;;_. Update Checkbox count - to allow for checkboxes to be used in
;;; Based on code from Sacha Chua
(defun wicked/org-update-checkbox-count (&optional all)
"Update the checkbox statistics in the current section.
This will find all statistic cookies like [57%] and [6/12] and update
them with the current numbers. With optional prefix argument ALL,
do this for the whole buffer."
;;declaring and assigning values to a whole bunch of variables
(let* ((buffer-invisibility-spec (org-inhibit-invisibility))
;; assign point to the "beg" variable and
;; returning an error in case of error
(beg (condition-case nil
(progn (outline-back-to-heading) (point))
;; make a marker which will point to the end of the current
(progn (or (or (outline-get-next-sibling) (progn
(goto-char beg) nil))
(progn (outline-end-of-subtree) (point))
"^[ \t]*\\(*+\\|[-+*]\\|[0-9]+[.)]\\) +\\(\\(\\[[-
b1 e1 f1 c-on c-off lim (cstat 0))
;; if called with a prefix argument, "all" will be non-nil; in
which case count the checks in the whole buffer
(setq beg (point) end (point-max)))
(while (re-search-forward re (marker-position end) t)
(setq cstat (1+ cstat)
b1 (match-beginning 0) ;set b1 to the beginning of the
e1 (match-end 0) ;set e1 to the end of the
recent re search
f1 (match-beginning 1) ;set f1 to the position of the
1st paranthesized _expression_
((org-on-heading-p) (or (outline-get-next-sibling)
(goto-char (point-max))) (point))
((org-at-item-p) (org-end-of-item) (point))
lim (marker-position end) ; right now setting lim to the
same as end - not sure what the above line is trying to do
c-on 0 c-off 0)
(while (re-search-forward re-box lim t)
(if (member (match-string 2) '("[ ]" "[-]" "TODO" "DOING"))
(setq c-off (1+ c-off))
(setq c-on (1+ c-on))))
(insert (if f1
(format "[%d%%]" (/ (* 100 c-on)
(max 1 (+ c-on c-off))))
(format "[%d/%d]" c-on (+ c-on c-off))))
(and (looking-at "\\[.*?\\]")
(message "Checkbox statistics updated %s (%d places)"
(if all "in entire file" "in current outline entry")
(defadvice org-update-checkbox-count (around wicked activate)
"Fix the built-in checkbox count to understand headlines."
(wicked/org-update-checkbox-count (ad-get-arg 1))))
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