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Re: [O] How to specify birthdays?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] How to specify birthdays?
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 21:32:33 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Josef Wolf <address@hidden> writes:

> On Di, Mai 13, 2014 at 05:07:19 +0800, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>> Josef Wolf <address@hidden> writes:
>> Ah, for that you'll want (setq org-agenda-include-diary t). I assume you
>> don't have that set right now?
> Yes, it works with this setting. Thanks!
> I was confused by this paragraph:
> | If you are using the diary only for sexp entries and holidays, it is faster 
> to
> | not use the above setting, but instead to copy or even move the entries into
> | an Org file. Org mode evaluates diary-style sexp entries, and does it faster
> | because there is no overhead for first creating the diary display.
> Since I don't want the DIARY-ANNIVERSARY anyway (because of its wired ordering
> of arguments), I hesitated to use the setting that the documentation suggests
> not to set =8-()

You're right, that bit is confusing! I think the diary is a bit of a
holdover that no one quite knows what to do with. It's the only package
that defines arbitrary period expressions, so it keeps getting used,
but it seems like not many people actually use the diary as a diary.

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