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Re: next-error for agenda searches

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: next-error for agenda searches
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2021 19:01:37 -0700

manual> These
commands can also be used in ‘*grep*’ buffers, where the hyperlinks are
search matches rather than error messages (*note Grep Searching::).
--- (info "(emacs) Compilation Mode")

it is likely common to have grep and compilation mode open at the same
time.  i think this is like your multiple agenda objection.  no?

On 12/19/21, Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> wrote:
> [as an example, i should not have brought up the follow mode example
> at all.  it seems to have only confused readers.  i was trying to
> forestall any suggestions that follow-mode exists and can do the job
> that next-error can is all.  it can't do the same job.]
> On 12/19/21, Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/19/21, Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> multiple agenda views is not an uncommon workflow. You may have daily
>> i think this is a strong objection.  multiple simultaneous agenda
>> views seems to sink my suggestion.
>> can one have multiple simultaneous c-c / buffers?  and multiple
>> grep/occur/compilation shell minor mode?
>> or a grep buffer and an occur buffer and a compilation shell minor
>> mode buffer simultaneously?  what disambiguates those?
>> idk what is done in such cases.  perhaps there is an assumption of a
>> single set of errors at a time, or some buffer local thing.
>>> etc. It would be unclear which agenda view to use when you call
>>> next-error. Last generated? Last visited? What about agenda filters?
>>> Dimmed tasks?
>> yes, good points, if you mean separate agendas.  [else filters
>> honored; dimmed presumably not skipped by default.]
>>>> furthermore, the next-closest thing, follow mode, puts point in wrong
>>>> window.  also, 'canonical visibility is not present so i cannot see
>>>> everything [this might or might not be fixable by user].
>>> Can you elaborate?
>> well it is moot because of the accessibility issue, but it is
>> unsuitable for the next-error task.  point in wrong window so you have
>> to switch.  some things hidden so you have to make visible is all i
>> meant.  again, moot so no suggestions needed here.
>>>> also there is an accessibility issue with it.  i use large fonts so 2
>>>> windows do not show much.  i use 2 windows only for very rare
>>>> completion or selecting purposes.  not usable here.
>>> I also use relatively large fonts, though I do have space for two
>>> windows (but not more). Note that there is org-agenda-entry-text-mode.
>> indeed that shows text.  not editable directly in the real buffer, so
>> not like next-error.  not useful for me in practice but nice.
>> the next-error idea is for consistency with other parts of emacs.
>> your multiple simultaneous agenda problem might nix it, dunno.
>>> Might be useful. Also, I personally prefer org-quickpeek in agenda.
>> can't seem to find that package but next-error allows editing not just
>> peeking.
>>> This sounds like you could use more tight search criteria or custom
>>> agenda searches. An example of irrelevant vs. relevant information could
>>> help us to suggest something for you.
>> appreciate the offfer but pretty ure nobody can help here.  i am also
>> limited in computer use and the back and forth is an issue.  i would
>> not be able to describe the poroblems in sufficient detail, there
>> would be further questions, i'd have to respond, etc.
>> but basically i have had org for a long time and i am not able to
>> maintain my forest as well as i need to.
>> but it was just one point of many.  help here would in most cases
>> likely be smething i have already thought of.  appreciates the offer.
>> next-error is a sort of general tool.  it is not just for this purpose
>> and compilation errors.  imo at least.  that is why c-c / uses it.
>>>> next-error would help me traverse and trim it rapidly.  i could
>>>> perhaps create a kb macro to emulate it, but i haven't tried yet.
>>>> then again, one could do so for grep mode etc. also.  :]
>>> If you decide to go with macro, it should not be too hard. Just <RET> on
>>> agenda item, do your edits, macro-beg, switch to agenda buffer,
>>> next-line, <RET>, macro-end
>> yes :) [and doing soething to create canonical visibility at point so
>> that everything relevant is visible, and setting line in window].
>> [and finding that kb macro to lisp package and binding the command and
>> possibly overloading the next-error bindings.]
>>> Best,
>>> Ihor
>> my suggestion was for org's sake and i didn't think this much detail
>> would be needed at the time.  i used my computer use time to do the
>> best i could, but it seems that more detail was needed, and that
>> detail needed discussion.  my bad.
>> n.b.  i've been on the list for years, and many core features of org,
>> and parts thereof, were actually... my suggestions :).
>> but sometimes i miss the mark apparently, especially lately.  as in this
>> case.
>> still, not sure why multiple grep buffers or grep with occur or c-c /,
>> etc. are compatible but multiple simultaneous agenda not so.
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