browsing (sifting?) through the feature request tracker there is one
very old request still open, namley "access to the ranking() command
from the GUI - ID: 1906097".
Actually we were in the process of discussing this shortly before 1.8.5
was released (see
but discussion stopped before anything was decided.
>> * access to the ranking() command from the GUI - ID: 1906097
>> IMHO there is no reason not to decide on what to do with it now, no? Is
>> there a plan to implement it (probably in the vicinity of 'add logs'
>> etc.) or should it be discarded?
> I'm not very enthusiastic. If we add rankings to the GUI menu
> we'd presumably have to add sorted series also, and my feeling is
> that this would clutter the menu.
I certainly don't have any problem with discarding that request.
However, let me point out for the sake of the argument that in principle
it would be possible to add a submenu 'other' where ranking() along with
all other transformations could be collected. The main menu wouldn't be
cluttered even in the long term. I'm not saying that that is necessarily
the best approach, but it would mean a step towards "everything is also
available in the GUI". So I think either of the two approaches would be
ok: Either leave it as it is now and have users look up the (excellent)
online or offline documentation for other functions, or throw everything
in a new submenu 'add-other'.
(The last paragraph was by myself.)
I think it's time for a decision: either discard this request (main
reason: avoid clutter) or introduce a sub-menu (main reason: try to make
all functions accessible via GUI).
Your votes, please.
Ok nobody wants to vote, so the default of course is to discard the
request, because nobody is going to implement it.
I'll close the request with a comment.