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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Bastien <bzg@altern.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Re: Set timestamp duration
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 15:58:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <faedf2b3021bdf315422c67bdccc3e7e@science.uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87tzpp9z4m.fsf@bzg.ath.cx>

On Sep 20, 2007, at 16:42, Bastien wrote:

> Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@iki.fi> writes:
>> The problem with that is that when I press C-c . it defaults to the
>> current date and time when over a timestamp, instead of the time that
>> is specified on the timestamp - so to modify it, I have to do as much
>> work as I did when creating it.
> I think it should defaults to the date specified by the timestamp, as 
> it
> already does when the point is at the end of "<2007-05-16 Wed>--"
>> For me, the *duration* of an appointment is the main piece of
>> information I usually have - not when it is going to end. So I don't
>> want to spend my measly brain cells to consider what's 5 and a half
>> hours from 11:40, but just say 5:30 as the duration (or 5h30 or 5.5 or
>> whatever).
> Yes.  Maybe we could have something like this for duration:
> * Pick up Sam at school <2007-05-16 Wed 12:30 +1w :2h>
>                                                   ^^^

Hmmm, I am not in favor of a new syntax inside the time stamp,  but
I would like to think about a special syntax understood by org-read-date
to specify time ranges by something like 10:25+2:30.  Just for those
of us having trouble to compute with the Babylonian base 60 :-)


- Carsten

      reply	other threads:[~2007-09-21 14:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-09-19  9:41 Set timestamp duration Nuutti Kotivuori
2007-09-19 10:15 ` Bastien
2007-09-20 14:14   ` Nuutti Kotivuori
2007-09-20 14:42     ` Bastien
2007-09-21 13:58       ` Carsten Dominik [this message]

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