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[O] [bug] Problem with insert anniversary agenda function (was Re: org-b

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: [O] [bug] Problem with insert anniversary agenda function (was Re: org-bbdb-anniversaries gives error 'bad sexp')
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:13:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> On Jun 13, 2011, at 6:15 PM, Philipp Haselwarter wrote:
>> thanks, got it working now (with some fiddling).
>> looks like `calendar-date-style' is not honored /at all/, if you don't
>> use YYYY-MM-DD format (as stated in the org-bbdb.el header, admittedly),
>> it just blows up in your face :)
> While I think the org-bbdb code could be made more forgiving,
> I strongly feel that calendar-date-style is an evil variable,
> especially if it is applied to input.  One should never rely on it.
> my 5c.
> - Carsten

Although I am likely to agree with you on this, any interactions with
Emacs's diary requires working with it.  

This reminds me of a problem with the insert anniversary function in the
default agenda view ("i a").  This function ignores the
calendar-date-style and inserts dates in the american style, which of
course means that diary entries are quietly ignored if you have
calendar-date-style set to anything other than 'american...

Not a big deal...  I don't use anniversaries *that* often!

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
: using Org-mode version 7.5 (release_7.5.391.gfaccb.dirty)

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