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Re: [O] [ANN] Agenda speed up

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] [ANN] Agenda speed up
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:17:09 +0200
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Samuel Wales <address@hidden> writes:

> On 8/27/17, Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I expect to see some interesting improvements when viewing the agenda
>> with a span larger than one day, or when generating an agenda view
>> without having touched most of the agenda files since last view.
> wow, great!  i have long wanted this.
>> The only thing that is expected to be defective is
>> `org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamps'. It has no effect at the
>> moment. I can activate it again, but I'm wondering if it's worth the
>> overhead. It is already possible to display clocks and closed timestamps
>> in the agenda. Other inactive timestamps could be ignored from the
>> agenda altogether. This is their sole purpose, after all. WDYT?
> totally disagree.  i totally rely on showing inactive timestamps.
> in fact, i created a face for inactive timestamps.
> i also do this:
> (setq org-agenda-inactive-leader "Inactive:  ")
> to better match Closed: and Clocked:.
> i keep logs like this:
> ********* CONVERSATION [#C] [2017-01-28 Sat 20:16] org changed its
> coloring for nokori, so past due shows tomorrow
> which show up nicely.  in fact, sometimes i do:
> ***** DONEKEEP [2017-08-27 Sun 12:52] sent email
> instead of doneifying.  showing closed tasks and donekeep at the same
> time makes sense to me.
> all of this keeps a record and can be sorted nicely in the outline
> with visual binary search, much better than date trees for me.
> i quite often will run agenda agenda on a restricted file, so that i
> can get all active timestamps, and closed timestamps, and clocking
> timestamps, and inactive timestamps for inside the restriction.  this
> gets sorted correctly, by timestamp.
> so i can see the active, closed, and clocking timestamps in context
> with my notes.  that is totally key for me.  missing inactive
> timestamps would violate the idea that i can bounce around the agenda
> agenda at various dates to see what i did on those dates.  for
> example, i go back 4 days to see what i did 4 days ago, and i see a
> record of everything, including random insertions of inactive
> timestamps, donekeep, conversation, closed, and clocked.  this feels
> like an essential org feature to me.
> i run agenda search also, to find relevant timestamps.  inactive are
> much more common than active.
> being able to see my logs with inactive timestamps in context with
> active timestamps and closed timestamps and clocking is useful.

The inactive time stamps are available again in the "wip-agenda-speedup"

Make sure to delete any local branch and start anew if you tried it
already. Also make sure to clear the cache, e.g., restarting the Emacs

>From now on, there will be no more rebasing on that branch, only regular

Feedback still very welcome.


Nicolas Goaziou

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