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* Bug?: Table spreadsheet: Inactive dates
@ 2012-09-26  0:44 Daniel E. Doherty
  2012-09-28 16:23 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Daniel E. Doherty @ 2012-09-26  0:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
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All,

I notice that in a table, I can use active timestamps, do arithmetic
with them, and get meaningful results.  However, if I use inactive
timestamps, I get different results.  I prefer the way active timestamps
work, since I can easily do date arithmetic with them.

The problem with active timestamps is that they pollute the agenda.
Imagine a table with 100 rows of timestammps, all the same date.

* Tables with dates
** Active timestamps
| Begin                  | End                    |     Days |
|------------------------+------------------------+----------|
| <2012-09-24 Mon>       | <2012-09-25 Tue>       |        1 |
| <2012-09-25 Tue 17:50> | <2012-09-25 Tue 19:37> | 0.074305 |
#+TBLFM: $3=@$2-@$1

** Inactive timestamps
| Begin                  | End                    | Days             |
|------------------------+------------------------+------------------|
| [2012-09-24 Mon]       | [2012-09-25 Tue]       | [-1, Tue - Mon]  |
| [2012-09-25 Tue 17:50] | [2012-09-25 Tue 19:37] | [0, 0, 321:1850] |
#+TBLFM: $3=@$2-@$1

It seems to me that they ought to behave the same, but I would normally
want inactiv timestamps when doing calculations.

Regards,

Dan

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* Re: Bug?: Table spreadsheet: Inactive dates
  2012-09-26  0:44 Bug?: Table spreadsheet: Inactive dates Daniel E. Doherty
@ 2012-09-28 16:23 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2012-09-28 16:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Daniel E. Doherty; +Cc: Org-mode List

Hi Daniel,

Daniel E. Doherty <ded-law@ddoherty.net> writes:

> I notice that in a table, I can use active timestamps, do arithmetic
> with them, and get meaningful results.  However, if I use inactive
> timestamps, I get different results.  I prefer the way active timestamps
> work, since I can easily do date arithmetic with them.

You can now (from the maint branch) use inactive time-stamps.

Thanks for reporting this,

-- 
 Bastien

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