From: Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: org-table change time from UTC to other timezones Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 09:52:26 +1100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Maxim Nikulin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > 2020-12-12 Alan E. Davis wrote: >> >> Thank for the clear explanation. My little problem seems to require a >> super steam hammer. Your insights are most helpful. > > In my opinion, org mode is too rigid in respect to timestamp format. > Sometimes I would prefer to specify timestamps with timezone. > > Well known example of idiosyncrasy of particular applications. > Timestamps in xls files are represented by floating point numbers, > namely days since 1 Jan 1900, fractional part is time. Unfortunately > 1900 is not a leap year, so to avoid unnecessary complications of code > and keep memory footprint small, on Macs epoch starts in 1904, on > windows year 1900 has Feb, 29... Although there are likely some dark corners where bugs can be found, I think you could probably add timezone data to org timestamps by changing the default format strings. Org also uses an 'internal' 'time' value to represent timestamps which are then converted to the required format using these format strings. What is possibly missing is an easy way to specify a time zone when creating a timestamp. I suspect it will default to whatever the local system tz is and I don't think there is any convenient way to change tz values like there is for the other timestamp components. -- Tim Cross
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-12-12 22:59 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-12-09 10:20 Alan E. Davis 2020-12-09 11:34 ` Tim Cross 2020-12-10 8:10 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-10 19:01 ` Tim Cross 2020-12-11 0:12 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-11 15:40 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-11 22:44 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-12 16:04 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-12 22:52 ` Tim Cross [this message] 2020-12-13 3:14 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-13 17:03 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-14 2:29 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-12 3:31 ` Jean Louis
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