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[Orgmode] Re: fractional hours for timestamps?

From: Łukasz Stelmach
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: fractional hours for timestamps?
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:22:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Bastien <address@hidden> writes:

> Greg Troxel <address@hidden> writes:
>> I tried to set a timestamp "thu 12:00+1.5", using C-c . and typing the
>> characters in quotes.  What I got was
>> <2010-08-12 Thu 12:00-13:00>
>> I found that 12:00+1:30 works fine, but it seems like 1.5 should be
>> parsed.
>> Separately, I'd like 24-hour time without colons to work.  "thu 1400"
>> seems unambiguous, but just shows up as thursday without a time.
>> I don't know how hard these are or if there are reasons not to, but I
>> thought I'd throw out the idea.
> It is certainly harder to make Org's parsing capacity even more elastic
> than to let our brains parse this directly :)
> 12:00+1.5 looks weird to me and computing 1.5->1:30 is straightforward.
> Same for 1400->14:00.  
> But maybe other people think otherwise...  

I think Greg's point is about entering data using only numeric keypad. I
can confirm that I have considered these issues (esp. 1400
vs. 14:00). Fractional hours don't seem to be that easy as there are
countries like Poland where you use comma as decimal point (working with
Emacs' built in calc is a pain) which earns another few lines for
parsing code.

Miłego dnia,
Łukasz Stelmach

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