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Dependent event specifications

ctboeheim
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 03:43:04 GMT

I would like to have one event follow another, but not by fixed number of hours or days. I would like to say 'at 9:00 am the next day' or 'at 3pm the following Tuesday'. As it is, it appears that it's necessary to count out the number of hours until the desired event. Not only is that inconvenient mental gymnastics that the program should do for the user, but if the previous event is pushed to a different time, the dependent event interval must be tinkered with to get it to line up again. This has applications in both in plotting fiction and in business timelines (where you might need one task to start on the next business day after the completion of the previous task).

epsilonrose
Sun, 12 Jan 2020 03:40:47 GMT

This would also help a lot if you only vaguely care about time. For example, if I know one event happens on Tuesday, but I don't want to specify when on tuesday, and another event happens the next evening, there's no way to have the second event depend on the first, without giving the first one a fixed time. Dynamic specifications would be one way to allow for that.