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From: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
To: Koen van der Kruk <koenvdkruk@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [Feature Request] Configure timing format
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:20:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87egoq3c5q.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJ=e3WrWtk72XFrKRh7zX0wCPDzX7JBgJbfbf1f_sX7tqUQV4w@mail.gmail.com> (Koen van der Kruk's message of "Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:36:51 +0100")


Koen van der Kruk <koenvdkruk@gmail.com> writes:

> I am planning to add a new feature to orgmode, but I don't know if there is
> already something like I described below. I am also wondering if someone
> could tell me how much time this is going to take.
> I have a little experience with orgmode and emacs, but still have to learn
> a lot.
> Feature description:
> It currently is not possible to configure the timing format to the
> resolution you want. This project is about adding this feature to org-mode.
> After implementation, it should be possible to chose any timing resolution
> you want, ranging from precision to hours, quarters of an hour, seconds,
> milliseconds, etc. The only limitation should be the internal timing
> resolution of the operating system on which emacs runs. Moreover, all
> functions associated with time (such as automatic calculation of durations
> etc. etc. overlays, should also continue to work correctly). Milliseconds
> may be overkill, but the point of this project is that it makes org-mode
> abstract from a fixed timing resolution, it should be fully
> configurable.

I don't think timestamps to the millisecond or even the second belong to
the scope of this application. If you need this, I suggest to add
another syntax for it (e.g., like timers do), but I'm not convinced it
should go in core anyway.

Real improvements over current timestamps would be to remove the limit
of internal timing resolution (e.g., be able to use time stamps before
1970) and, even more importantly, support time zones.


Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-17 15:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-14 13:36 [Feature Request] Configure timing format Koen van der Kruk
2015-03-15  8:20 ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2015-03-29 11:43   ` Koen van der Kruk

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