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Re: [O] add additional tag (using %^G) to existing tag in org capture

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] add additional tag (using %^G) to existing tag in org capture
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:46:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)


Adam Porter <address@hidden> writes:

> Xebar Saram <address@hidden> writes:
>> the issues is that it dosent seem to add an additional tag to the already 
>> defined tag list in the capture (:@work: ) but instead add another :TAG: 
>> field
>> apart from the already existing tag field. so the final result looks like 
>> this:
>> ** TODO TEST :@work: :TAG:
>> while i expect the %^G capture to add to the existing tag entry so it looks 
>> like this
>> ** TODO TEST :@work:TAG:
> Hey Z,
> I understand now.  Yes, that happens because org-capture-fill-template
> inserts the tag text manually, like this:
> #+BEGIN_SRC elisp
> (let* ((org-last-tags-completion-table
>         (org-global-tags-completion-table
>          (cond ((equal key "G") (org-agenda-files))
>                (file (list file))
>                (t nil))))
>        (org-add-colon-after-tag-completion t)
>        (ins (mapconcat
>              #'identity
>              (org-split-string
>               (completing-read
>                (if prompt (concat prompt ": ") "Tags: ")
>                'org-tags-completion-function nil nil nil
>                'org-tags-history)
>               "[^[:alnum:address@hidden")
>              ":")))
>   (when (org-string-nw-p ins)
>     (unless (eq (char-before) ?:) (insert ":"))
>     (insert ins)
>     (unless (eq (char-after) ?:) (insert ":"))
>     (and (org-at-heading-p)
>          (let ((org-ignore-region t))
>            (org-set-tags nil 'align)))))
> It would be simple to have it use org-set-tags-to instead of inserting
> them manually.  I guess that would be correct in the vast majority of
> cases, however IIUC it would be a change in functionality, as the %^G
> could be put anywhere in the template and insert tags there (which seems
> like a strange thing to do, but you never know).  On the other hand, it
> seems like what you're asking for would be the more expected
> functionality, in which case this would be a bug fix.  So maybe the
> maintainers would accept a patch for that, or maybe not...  :)

Either case sounds odd to me. As you point out, using `org-set-tags-to'
means "%^G" is no longer a placeholder, since the change is likely to
happen is some other location.

>From a UI POV, turning "^%G" into a property, e.g., :ask-for-tags, could
make more sense.



Nicolas Goaziou

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