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FR: allow adding a deadline with warning days [was Re: deadline warning
FR: allow adding a deadline with warning days [was Re: deadline warning days entry]
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 21:00:57 -0700
i think the following boils down to:
i think it would be less error prone if we allowed c-u c-u to work
when adding a deadline to an entry. in maint it errors.
On 7/22/20, Samuel Wales <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> i tend to want either zero or some number [like 4 or 8] for deadline
> warning days for deadline timestamps [tses].
> so i set the deadline warning days variable to a nonzero positive
> number as a default. and then manually add -0d to individual tses
> when i want -0d.
> however, manual editing feels quite error prone and it is
> typing/concentration-intensive. the failure mode could include not
> being warned or even not showing the deadline at all.
> the existing command has a prefix option, but it does not solve the
> c-u c-u will ask you for a warning date, but for less chance of error,
> i want an interval or number of dasys instead. this would also be
> slightly more consistent with the variable, which takes an integer. a
> warning date requires you to think about date arithmetic.
> another problem with c-u -cu is that it requires you to enter the ts,
> then do c-u c-u. i.e. you can't enter a deadline with c-u c-u.
> if those two problems were fixed, i would have no issue.
> i'd like to know if anybody has any code for changing the deadline
> warning days of a deadline ts to an interval or ndays. [the minus
> sign would not be needed.] this would be for new tses and existing
> tses. in my case it would default to my alternate interval [0d].
> this could be thought of as a feature request, but i don't know if it
> is of enough interest, and i figured perhaps somebody already has some
> code for this or likes the idea above also.
> thank you.
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