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From: Stig Brautaset <>
To: Kyle Meyer <>
Subject: Re: tags-todo org-agenda-custom-command weirdness
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:31:22 +0100
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Kyle Meyer <> writes:

> Stig Brautaset writes:
>> For me a2 and a4 returns the same, but a1 and a3 just returns TODO h2.
>> However, I can reproduce what you're seeing by setting this:
>> (setq org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled nil)
> So, provided you've configured org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled and
> org-agenda-tags-todo-honor-ignore-options away from their default values
> of nil, the a1-4 behavior you described is as advertised, correct?

I'm not sure. I would have expected that my configured values of
org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled and
org-agenda-tags-todo-honor-ignore-options would apply for all a1-4, so
whatever I configure those to the result of a1-4 should be consistent.
It looks like `tags-todo` takes my configured values into account, but
`tags` does not.

>>> b1 and b3 are empty, which I think is expected given the tags-todo type.
>> Well, I disagree :-)
>> This behaviour of `tags-todo` seems inconsistent to me. If `todo` can
>> find DONE items, why shouldn't `tags-todo` do the same?
> Perhaps it should.  The behavior has been that way for a long time, and
> the code makes it look very deliberate.  That of course is not an
> argument that it should be that way, just one basis for expectations
> (and a reason to be wary of breaking workflows).
> And it looks like it was actually supposed to change to your preference
> in 2017.  There was a report [0] that essentially boils down to what
> you're saying, I think.  In response, 942b6267a (org-agenda: `tags-todo'
> command type includes DONE keywords, 2017-04-18) was applied, but then
> reverted for reasons not related to the intended change in behavior [1].
> There was then a follow-up in 2fb129b5c (`org-scan-tags' retrieve all
> TODO keywords, not only not-done ones, 2017-08-17).  As far as I can
> tell, that was supposed to achieve the behavior you're after but didn't.
> I don't have time to dig much at the moment, but quickly stepping
> through org-scan-tags, I think the issue is that the MATCHER argument
> still filters out done states.
> [0]
> [1]

Thank you for looking into this. I'm going to try to come up with some
tests for the behaviour, and with the help of your references see if I
can get those tests to pass.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-16  8:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-13 14:40 Stig Brautaset
2020-06-13 16:19 ` Stig Brautaset
2020-06-15  3:16 ` Kyle Meyer
2020-06-15 18:52   ` Stig Brautaset
2020-06-16  5:11     ` Kyle Meyer
2020-06-16  8:31       ` Stig Brautaset [this message]
2020-09-05 15:03         ` Bastien
2020-09-05 20:06           ` Stig Brautaset
2020-09-06  5:04             ` Bastien
2020-09-06  5:07       ` tags-todo agenda shoud not ignore DONE items (was: tags-todo org-agenda-custom-command weirdness) Bastien

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