From: "Tom Davey" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [BUG] Agenda no longer works for timestamps inside properties drawer [9.5.2 (release_9.5.2-24-g668205 @ /home/ignacio/repos/emacs/lisp/org/)]
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:43:17 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
> I've located the line in org-agenda.el responsible of the new behavior,
> and the following patch seems to fix it. I suggest it is incorporated
> into the repository, maybe with a variable org-agenda-skip-timestamps-
> in-properties-drawer defaulting to t if not everyone agrees.
I second that suggestion for the repository! Thanks very much for the patch.
I think you are correct in supposing that when Emacs 28.1 is released, many
Org users who upgrade will be mystified at the new timestamp behavior and
will spend time without success trying to figure out what changed.
Perhaps the new variable you propose,
org-agenda-skip-timestamps-in-properties-drawer, should default to nil to
preserve the historical behavior?
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From: Emacs-orgmode <email@example.com> On
Behalf Of Ignacio Casso
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2022 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [BUG] Agenda no longer works for timestamps inside properties
drawer [9.5.2 (release_9.5.2-24-g668205 @
>> What you see in the new Org version is not a bug. Property values are
>> treated as plain text by Org.
>> I was unable to find a place in manual describing that timestamps
>> cannot be placed inside property values:
>> I personally see allowing timestamps (and links) inside property values
as a useful feature.
>> Would it be of interest for other users?
> Yes, it's a quite useful feature. For years, via my Capture templates,
I've been adding a property named :Created: to the properties drawer as
> :Created: <2022-03-06 Sun 22:42>
> Now, in 9.5.2, literally hundreds of entries that formerly appeared on the
built-in Agenda views cannot be easily found.
It seems that I'm not the only one using this unintended feature in previous
versions of org, and probably there will be many others who don't use the
latest version of org and have not noticed yet but will have the same
problem when they upgrade.
I think that even if timestamps were never intended to be used inside
property drawers before, the fact that it worked for a long time and nothing
in the documentation suggested otherwise makes it a de facto feature, even
if unintended, and should be preserved.
I've located the line in org-agenda.el responsible of the new behavior, and
the following patch seems to fix it. I suggest it is incorporated into the
repository, maybe with a variable
org-agenda-skip-timestamps-in-properties-drawer defaulting to t if not
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-03-22 4:14 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-03-12 10:06 Ignacio Casso
2022-03-12 12:28 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-21 15:58 ` Tom Davey
2022-03-21 23:21 ` Ignacio Casso
2022-03-22 0:50 ` Samuel Wales
2022-03-22 10:02 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-22 10:17 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-22 21:02 ` Tim Cross
2022-03-23 12:07 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-23 0:10 ` Samuel Wales
2022-03-23 12:21 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-24 3:38 ` Samuel Wales
2022-03-22 3:43 ` Tom Davey [this message]
2022-03-22 9:47 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-22 10:00 ` Timestamp parsing inside node properties and other contexts out of org-element-object-restrictions (was: [BUG] Agenda no longer works for timestamps inside properties drawer [9.5.2 (release_9.5.2-24-g668205 @ /home/ignacio/repos/emacs/lisp/org/)]) Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-22 21:10 ` Tim Cross
2022-03-22 23:16 ` Tom Davey
2022-03-23 0:25 ` Tim Cross
2022-03-23 13:13 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-03-22 23:05 ` Timestamp parsing inside node properties and other contexts out of org-element-object-restrictions Nicolas Goaziou
2022-03-23 13:06 ` Ihor Radchenko
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