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From: Bastien <bzg@altern.org>
To: michael_heerdegen@web.de
Cc: 11042@debbugs.gnu.org
Subject: bug#11042: 24.0.94; dangerous org manual: parse-time-months and parse-time-weekdays
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:00:34 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87haxiuk8t.fsf@altern.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86wr6htni5.fsf@web.de> (Michael Heerdegen's message of "Mon, 19 Mar 2012 01:58:42 +0100")

Hi Michael,

Michael Heerdegen <michael_heerdegen@web.de> writes:

> The org-mode manual under the node "The date/time prompt" tells:
>   "[...] The function understands English month and weekday abbreviations.  If
> you want to use unabbreviated names and/or other languages, configure
> the variables `parse-time-months' and `parse-time-weekdays'."
> It doesn't tell how the user can do that.  Even worse,
> `parse-time-months' and `parse-time-weekdays' are not defined as user
> options and undocumented!
> After reading the above section in the org manual, users may replace
> the English names with e.g. German ones in their config.  Seems this
> is not a good idea, as this user question in gnu.emacs.gnus shows:
> http://groups.google.com/group/gnu.emacs.gnus/browse_thread/thread/8dde85b5ff3ab454/a02ddb878bfa1eb9

The thread doesn't tell what is wrong with setting `parse-time-months'
and `parse-time-weekdays'.  Can you expand a bit more on this?

> BTW1: maybe a better solution would be to define own variables for
> this purpose in org, instead of letting users change variables in
> parse-time.el.

Org heavily depends on parse-time.el.  Providing a defcustom in Org
that is tied to parse-time.el at the same time is not trivial.



       reply	other threads:[~2012-03-21 13:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <86wr6htni5.fsf@web.de>
2012-03-21 14:00 ` Bastien [this message]
     [not found] ` <87haxiuk8t.fsf__7447.95193099907$1332338401$gmane$org@altern.org>
2012-03-21 20:24   ` bug#11042: 24.0.94; dangerous org manual: parse-time-months and parse-time-weekdays Michael Heerdegen
     [not found]   ` <87wr6d66so.fsf@web.de>
2012-03-23 21:46     ` bug#11042: " Bastien
2012-03-23 22:27     ` Bastien

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