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From: Shironeko <shironeko@tesaguri.club>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Idea for handling timezones
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:45:14 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d42945fc3c20e30cec60aaa31fa0f4e9013ccbbf.camel@tesaguri.club> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <s4co6i$8gk$1@ciao.gmane.io>

Hi all,

I originally thought having the timezone in the header of the file would make
things simpler, since it meant all the timestamp would be in the same timezone,
rather than potentially different ones. But it seems that that might not be
inline with how others use their org files.

org actually already has a keyword for a per entry timezone, 
https://orgmode.org/manual/iCalendar-Export.html
The problem with it is that no other facility of org plugs into that, it only
counts when exporting into other calendar systems, which I think is strange. If
it is indeed better to be able to set timezone per entry, then I think
supporting this properly in org would be best.

Only having CST etc timezone abbreviations is indeed problematic, because it is
ambiguous and kinda difficult to enter, also people don't necessarily
communicate with the correct designation (maybe they mean EDT but used EST, but
the time is unambiguously EDT).

With repeat tasks I don't think it would be a problem for tasks that repeats
daily or longer (since by definition they add to the day/month/year directly,
not counting how many days there are in a month for example). For hourly
repeating tasks it is indeed ambiguous, but I don't have an idea on what would
be better. Maybe people that have those can chime in.

Best,
Shironeko



  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-23  1:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-01  7:40 shironeko
2021-04-02 11:34 ` tomas
2021-04-03  0:36   ` Shironeko
2021-04-03  7:56     ` tomas
2021-04-03  8:03       ` shironeko
2021-04-03  8:30         ` tomas
2021-04-03  9:26           ` Shironeko
2021-04-03 11:23             ` Greg Minshall
2021-04-03 15:00               ` Russell Adams
2021-04-03 18:51                 ` Greg Minshall
2021-04-03 20:06                   ` Samuel Wales
2021-04-03 22:47                   ` Tim Cross
2021-04-04  0:51                     ` Tom Gillespie
2021-04-04 16:06                       ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-04-23  1:45                         ` Shironeko [this message]
2021-04-23  7:54                           ` tomas
2021-04-03 12:43             ` tomas
2021-04-03 12:47               ` Shironeko
2021-04-03 13:20                 ` Shironeko
2021-04-02 23:37 ` Tim Cross
2021-04-03  0:31   ` Samuel Wales
2021-04-03  0:43   ` Shironeko
2021-04-03  0:53     ` Samuel Wales
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-03-31  2:23 Shironeko

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