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From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org>
To: Subhan Michael Tindall <SubhanT@familycareinc.org>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Why don't datetrees use timestamps?
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:56:08 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAOnWdogD77AK0iV9q8S8Kz4EYm69CyX5zR=mre3-+cFP5hw6QQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0947dbf0de284ed3b162708f1105b8c5@fcmailsvr2.familycareinc.org>

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On 16 March 2015 at 16:52, Subhan Michael Tindall <SubhanT@familycareinc.org
> wrote:

>  You can use a custom capture template and have timestamps of various
> sorts inserted.
> For example, I have one datetree I use that inserts a date/time stamp
> using %T (%t gives only date, not time)
> See the documentation for capture (hit C-c C C  to get into the customize
> interface then scroll down)

​ My question was about the datetree entry headings of the form "2015-03-16
Monday". These aren't controlled by the template. I was interested to know
why these headings look very much like timestamps (and effectively are
timestamps, though at the top level they mention just a year and at the
second level just a year and a month), but aren't actual timestamps.

Eric Fraga said "I don't think it would make sense for the headlines in the
date-tree to have time stamps"; but my question is not why they don't have
time stamps, but why they ARE not time stamps (purely in the formal sense:
the information they contain is already effectively a time stamp, as far as
I can see).

I was hoping to discover the rationale for the design from a developer :)

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  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-16 21:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-15 17:35 Why don't datetrees use timestamps? Reuben Thomas
2015-03-16  9:21 ` Eric S Fraga
2015-03-16 16:52 ` Subhan Michael Tindall
2015-03-16 21:56   ` Reuben Thomas [this message]
2015-03-17  0:47     ` Nick Dokos
2015-03-18 16:21       ` joakim
2015-03-16 21:58   ` Reuben Thomas

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