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Re: [Orgmode] Feature request: inherited priorities

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Feature request: inherited priorities
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 15:22:04 +0200

On May 5, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Peter Westlake wrote:

On Sun, 3 May 2009 18:14:38 +0200, "Carsten Dominik"
<address@hidden> said:
Hi Peter, Matt,

priorities cannot be inherited.

Fair enough!

In that case, would it be possible to take the default priority for a
new task from the parent task?

I think that any kind of priority inheritance would be defeating
the purpose of priorities, by inflation.

I think what you are trying to do is to assign a whole project
subtree high importance, and I would suggest to use tags for
this purpose, which also support inheritance, and which allow
very flexible filtering.


- Carsten


- Carsten

On Apr 29, 2009, at 4:40 PM, Peter Westlake wrote:

I would like to suggest that priorities should be inherited. After
all, if a task is high priority, then doing the individual parts of
it must be too.

There are 250 items in my agenda TODO list at the moment, and that's
with dependencies on, ordered subtasks, and missing all the less
important stuff out altogether. I rarely look beyond the first dozen
or so lines. With priorities not being inherited, adding a subtask
to an  important job can cause it to plunge hundreds of lines down
the list and be overlooked. I have to add priorities to everything
by hand.

Hope this is a reasonable idea,


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