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From: Tassilo Horn <tassilo@member.fsf.org>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: bug#9695: allowed date range
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:57:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ipntjpbv.fsf@thinkpad.tsdh.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lisp9vsm.fsf@pinto.chemeng.ucl.ac.uk> (Eric S. Fraga's message of "Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:48:25 +0100")

Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> writes:

Hi Eric,

>> Oh, now I see what's wrong.  All time stamps consist of the date and
>> then the day's name abbreviation, which is missing with your example.
>> Correct would be
>>   <2011-10-17 Mon>--<2011-10-30 Sun>
> Although the day is optional according to the regexp.  I would
> definitely like to have the regexp with the space optional as well as
> there are cases where I want to type the date in directly (not in org
> mode for whatever reason).  In those cases, it is easy to type
> 2011-01-01 or whatever but it's not necessarily trivial to determine
> the day of the week...

Yes, I agree, although you can use org-time-stamp everywhere (in emacs).
And you can actually insert timestamps simply by writing

  <2011-10-13 >

with the whitespace to make it a valid timestamp.  That will be shown as
day entry in the agenda, and you might have typed it in using some
non-emacs text editor on you phone.

Now, back in org-mode, simply S-<up> and S-<down> on any number, and et
voila, the missing day name abbrev is added automatically.

> Actually, interesting thought experiment: does org actually do any
> consistency checks, comparing the date and the day of the week?

No, I don't think so.  Manipulating and creating timestamps using the
provided commands ensures their correctness, but for actual calculation
the day names are ignored.  It's just for humans.


  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-13  7:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <87ty7kd8oh.fsf@kanis.fr>
2011-10-12  6:53 ` Ivan Kanis
2011-10-13  7:28   ` Tassilo Horn
2011-10-13  7:48     ` Eric S Fraga
2011-10-13  7:57       ` Tassilo Horn [this message]
2011-10-13  8:02         ` Carsten Dominik
2011-10-13 10:15           ` Eric S Fraga
2011-10-13  8:27       ` Carsten Dominik
2011-10-13 10:14         ` Eric S Fraga
2011-10-13 13:04           ` Tassilo Horn
2011-10-16 13:45         ` Michael Brand
2011-11-09 18:18           ` Carsten Dominik
2011-11-09 21:32             ` Michael Brand
2011-11-03 17:22         ` Michael Brand
     [not found] ` <87ehyiitv7.fsf@googlemail.com>
2012-03-23  1:30   ` Glenn Morris

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