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From: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: How to specify birthdays?
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 21:32:33 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87iop9ztvy.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 20140513111704.GE18283@raven.inka.de

Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:

> On Di, Mai 13, 2014 at 05:07:19 +0800, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>> Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:
>> Ah, for that you'll want (setq org-agenda-include-diary t). I assume you
>> don't have that set right now?
> Yes, it works with this setting. Thanks!
> I was confused by this paragraph:
> | If you are using the diary only for sexp entries and holidays, it is faster to
> | not use the above setting, but instead to copy or even move the entries into
> | an Org file. Org mode evaluates diary-style sexp entries, and does it faster
> | because there is no overhead for first creating the diary display.
> Since I don't want the DIARY-ANNIVERSARY anyway (because of its wired ordering
> of arguments), I hesitated to use the setting that the documentation suggests
> not to set =8-()

You're right, that bit is confusing! I think the diary is a bit of a
holdover that no one quite knows what to do with. It's the only package
that defines arbitrary period expressions, so it keeps getting used,
but it seems like not many people actually use the diary as a diary.

  reply	other threads:[~2014-05-13 13:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-05-12 21:42 How to specify birthdays? Josef Wolf
2014-05-12 22:22 ` Dominic Surano
2014-05-13  1:40   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-05-13  7:24     ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13  9:07       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-05-13 11:17         ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13 13:32           ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2014-05-13  7:07   ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13 17:15     ` Nick Dokos
2014-05-12 22:54 ` Erik Iverson

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