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* Lazy evaluation when defining org-remember-template
@ 2009-05-30  6:24 Keith Swartz
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From: Keith Swartz @ 2009-05-30  6:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Okay, I apologize, because I think this is a really stupid elisp 
question. I'm a little rusty, after about eight years of complacency in 
my vast array of emacs customizations. But now that I've really gotten 
into using org-mode, I find myself hacking away again...and forgetful.

My org file has folders for each day of the week. I'd like to define a 
template for org-remember that sets the default folder to whatever the 
current day of the week is.

Here's what I'm using now:

(setq org-remember-templates
    (list (list '"Todo" '?t '"* TODO %?%^{To do} %^g\n  :LOGBOOK:\n  - 
Added: %U\n  :END:" '"d:/tmp/_my.todo" (format-time-string '"%A"))))

Works great, except for one problem. The (format-time-string) command is 
executed once, when my .emacs is run, and thus becomes wrong by the time 
midnight rolls around. Sure, I could create a macro so I could redefine 
the variable every morning with a couple of keystrokes, but that's about 
how many keystrokes I'm saving by not having to enter the day of the 
week when I file it. :-)

Is there a way I can make that command evaluate at the time it is 
invoked, rather than when it is defined? I vaguely recall doing 
something like this, but that was five job roles, three houses, two 
recessions, and two kids ago. :)


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