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* Arthur Dent born in May?
@ 2009-06-30  9:27 Stefan Vollmar
  2009-06-30 10:23 ` Eric S Fraga
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Vollmar @ 2009-06-30  9:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Org Mode

Hello,

this might be an important glitch in org-mode's documentation:

%%(diary-anniversary 14 5 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old

probably should read

%%(diary-anniversary 05 14 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old

if Douglas Adams had May in mind for Mr Dent.

So according to the Emacs documentation the format is "month day year"  
which feels distinctly alien to me (I am used to "day month year"). Is  
there another way to have the same functionality with a different date  
format?

Warm regards,
  Stefan
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* Re: Arthur Dent born in May?
  2009-06-30  9:27 Arthur Dent born in May? Stefan Vollmar
@ 2009-06-30 10:23 ` Eric S Fraga
  2009-06-30 10:48   ` Ian Barton
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Eric S Fraga @ 2009-06-30 10:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Stefan Vollmar; +Cc: Org Mode

At Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:27:22 +0200,
Stefan Vollmar wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> this might be an important glitch in org-mode's documentation:
> 
> %%(diary-anniversary 14 5 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
> 
> probably should read
> 
> %%(diary-anniversary 05 14 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
> 
> if Douglas Adams had May in mind for Mr Dent.
> 
> So according to the Emacs documentation the format is "month day year"
> which feels distinctly alien to me (I am used to "day month year"). Is
> there another way to have the same functionality with a different date
> format?

The format of dates in Emacs' Diary is controlled by diary-date-forms
which you can customise if you wish.  There are pre-defined forms for
european, american and iso-date.  Type 

C-h v diary-date-forms 

for full help.

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* Re: Arthur Dent born in May?
  2009-06-30 10:23 ` Eric S Fraga
@ 2009-06-30 10:48   ` Ian Barton
  2009-06-30 11:04     ` Eric S Fraga
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Ian Barton @ 2009-06-30 10:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Org Mode

>> this might be an important glitch in org-mode's documentation:
>>
>> %%(diary-anniversary 14 5 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
>>
>> probably should read
>>
>> %%(diary-anniversary 05 14 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
>>
>> if Douglas Adams had May in mind for Mr Dent.
>>
>> So according to the Emacs documentation the format is "month day year"
>> which feels distinctly alien to me (I am used to "day month year"). Is
>> there another way to have the same functionality with a different date
>> format?
> 
> The format of dates in Emacs' Diary is controlled by diary-date-forms
> which you can customise if you wish.  There are pre-defined forms for
> european, american and iso-date.  Type 
> 
> C-h v diary-date-forms 
> 
> for full help.
>

You can just put (european-calendar) in your .emacs to get dates in the 
"proper" format (customize will do the same thing).

Ian.

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* Re: Arthur Dent born in May?
  2009-06-30 10:48   ` Ian Barton
@ 2009-06-30 11:04     ` Eric S Fraga
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Eric S Fraga @ 2009-06-30 11:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: lists; +Cc: Org Mode

At Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:48:04 +0100,
Ian Barton wrote:
> [...]
> You can just put (european-calendar) in your .emacs to get dates in
> the "proper" format (customize will do the same thing).

True but note (from the description of that command):

,----
| This function is obsolete since 23.1; use `calendar-set-date-style' instead.
`----

so maybe the calendar function noted in this message is the best route
for future-proofing?

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