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Re: [O] Bug: Feature request: more automatic updating of cookies [8.3.6
Re: [O] Bug: Feature request: more automatic updating of cookies [8.3.6 (8.3.6-4-g4835be-elpaplus @ /home/jorge/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20160926/)]
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:20:19 +0200
Jorge <address@hidden> writes:
> Paste the following in an Org buffer:
> * Cookie_a [0/0] * TODO Dummy_a * Cookie_b [0/1] ** TODO Dummy_b
> Within that buffer:
> 1. Move point to the line of Dummy_a.
> 2. <M-right>
> I wished the cookie to be updated to [0/1] but it is not.
> 1. Move point to the line of Dummy_b.
> 2. C-c C-x C-w
> 3. Move point to the line of Dummy_a at column 0.
> 4. C-c C-x C-y
> I wished both cookies to be updated. They are not.
> The manual [[info:org#Checkboxes][says]]:
> Checkbox statistic cookies are updated automatically if you toggle
> checkboxes with `C-c C-c' and make new ones with `M-S-<RET>'. TODO
> statistics cookies update when changing TODO states. If you delete
> boxes/entries or add/change them by hand, use this command to get things
> back into sync.
> I request the feature of Org automatically updating cookies when using
> structure editing commands such as C-c C-x C-w, C-c C-x C-y, <M-left>,
> <M-right> and friends. This could be governed by a user option.
I don't think we should do that. This would slow down many commands.
Also we cannot cover all uses cases (e.g., selecting a tree, C-w, C-y
elsewhere) so we cannot guarantee that cookies are always up-to-date, so
you ultimately need to intervene manually.
Org provides automatic updating for obvious actions, as explained in the
manual. Doing more would be much work for little benefit.
> The point is that C-u C-c # (to update cookies in the entire buffer) takes
> long enough that I only call it a few times per week. This means that cookies
> can get out of sync. Then I try to remember manually invoking C-c # on the
> relevant line every time it goes out of sync, but I sometimes omit it.
We could try to improve speed when updating cookies in a whole buffer.
A detailed profiler report in your situation could help.
Also, we could add more hooks, if needed, so as to call
`org-update-statistics-cookies' more often.
- Re: [O] Bug: Feature request: more automatic updating of cookies [8.3.6 (8.3.6-4-g4835be-elpaplus @ /home/jorge/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20160926/)],
Nicolas Goaziou <=