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Re: [O] bug#9695: allowed date range

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] bug#9695: allowed date range
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:15:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> On 13.10.2011, at 09:57, Tassilo Horn wrote:
>> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> 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.
> Just to confirm, this is correct.
> - Carsten

so, in that case, it does make sense to allow date stamps without the

(and I see that Carsten has already provided a patch for this :-)

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
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