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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [DRAFT][PATCH v2] org-encode-time compatibility and convenience helper
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:07:46 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <875ymwus9p.fsf@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <t43cki$ct$1@ciao.gmane.io>

Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com> writes:

>> This whole timezone staff is complex. I got lost in the emacs devel
>> discussion half-way through. From point of view of API, I would prefer a
>> single function with docstring explaining the necessary caveats.
>
> To have namely a single function that accepts both a list or multiple 
> arguments, it is necessary to introduce a new name to Emacs. 
> `encode-time' has a subtle difference in behavior depending on the 
> calling style and fixing this issue may break some code. That is why I 
> decided to offer a macro.

I did not mean "single function" to be a function specifically. Macro is
perfectly fine. Sorry for the confusion.

> I have not figured out which kind of high-level API I would like to have 
> instead of `encode-time', and I believe, it is acceptable to rely on 
> default normalization and ambiguity resolution as the status quo. 
> Problems may happen during 2 days of 365 and people usually expect some 
> glitches for these days. There are too many caveats to explain them in 
> docstring.

I understand. But, it may be helpful to mention the existence of such
caveats, ideally with a link where the user can learn more.

> I am attaching an updated version of the draft. I have added a macro for 
> testing of particular time zones.
> From 8fdcca3f3b0cf3e890149eb79ea6c7970b7d2cfa Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2022 23:10:50 +0700
> Subject: [PATCH] org-macs.el: Introduce a helper for `encode-time'

LGTM. I think you can go ahead and continue with the followup patch
making use of the new macro.

Best,
Ihor


  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-26  9:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-11 15:22 [DRAFT][PATCH] " Max Nikulin
2022-04-11 17:43 ` Paul Eggert
2022-04-23  8:25 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-04-23 19:37   ` Paul Eggert
2022-04-24  3:35     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-04-24 11:34   ` [DRAFT][PATCH v2] " Max Nikulin
2022-04-26  9:07     ` Ihor Radchenko [this message]
2022-05-03 12:14       ` [PATCH v3] " Max Nikulin
2022-05-04  9:56         ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-05-04 16:49           ` Max Nikulin
2022-05-05 15:22           ` [PATCH v4] " Max Nikulin
2022-05-07  4:46             ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-05-10 14:31             ` Max Nikulin
2022-05-11 13:20               ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-05-13 15:14                 ` Max Nikulin
2022-05-14  6:06                   ` Ihor Radchenko

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