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[Orgmode] Re: fractional hours for timestamps?

From: Richard Riley
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: fractional hours for timestamps?
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:28:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> On Aug 13, 2010, at 11:43 AM, Łukasz Stelmach wrote:
>> Bastien <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Łukasz Stelmach <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> 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.
>>> AFAIC, I won't mess with this part of the code, I think it's quite  
>>> easy
>>> enough to enter 14:00 instead of 1400...
>> Not really in fact if you use keypad. It's not about the number of
>> keystrokes but their layout. Try it.
> Hi Lukasz,
> the problem with making the parser more general is that it might
> start to interpret years as durations and the other way round.
> You are welcome to submit a patch - but it would have to be a careful  
> one.
> - Carsten

I'm curious if using the decimal point on the numeric keyboard instead
of the ":" colon would be the simplest solution in time durations too
... e.g 14:00+1,30. (add one hour 30 minutes). But knowing how clever the
parser is that might step on the shoes of other hidden cleverness I am
unaware of.

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