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bug#40137: 25.1; ERC ignore function should allow specifying a limited d
bug#40137: 25.1; ERC ignore function should allow specifying a limited duration
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:07:20 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Amin Bandali <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Anyway, if this were to be implemented, in what format would the
>> timeout be queried for? Perhaps hours?
> Irssi seems to use seconds . But I think minutes would be a nice
> compromise between seconds and hours. Though, ideally, we'd be able to
> parse relative time strings like "+1h", "+3d", "+2w", and so on.
> : <https://irssi.org/documentation/help/ignore/>
> Do you know if Emacs has functions for parsing such time formats outside
> Org? This seems like one of many situations they would come in handy.
Yeah, that would be handy... I think. Or perhaps not -- asking people
to learn a new "language" to just set a timeout is perhaps not ideal...
Anyway, I think hours would make sense -- it's a human-scale unit. If
people want a quarter hour, they can just say 0.15. Inputting seconds
sounds kinda ... excessively precise.
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