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Re: [O] A proposed enhancement in entering timestamps

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: [O] A proposed enhancement in entering timestamps
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:38:50 +0100
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On 2016-03-24, at 16:30, Robert Horn <address@hidden> wrote:

>>>> On 2016-03-18, at 17:51, Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> I'm now reading org-read-date-analyze to be able to enable US military
>>>>> format for hours (e.g., 2100 instead of 21:00).  This is potentially
>>>>> very useful (at least for me), since I'll be able to enter the hour with
> This would be very convenient for me, but when it comes time to document
> it a more proper name is 24-hour notation.  It's used by much more than
> the US military.  It's standard for railway schedules in most of the
> world, medical records in most of the world, aviation worldwide, and
> other places.

Well, this seems not that obvious to me:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock#Description .  It seems that
"24-hour notation" can also refer to the one with colon or full stop, so
it is ambiguous.  But if anyone comes up with a better name than "US
military time", I'm all for it.

> I work mostly in 24-hr notation and putting that colon in the right
> place is mistake prone.

Not only that, but it is plain old inconvenient.

> R Horn


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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