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Re: [O] Bug: clocktable interprets tstart/tend incorrectly, maybe? [9.0.

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Bug: clocktable interprets tstart/tend incorrectly, maybe? [9.0.9 (9.0.9-636-gd39ccc-elpaplus @ /tmp/emacs/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20170709/)]
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:59:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)


Dale Sedivec <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!  I think clocktables may be parsing time zones incorrectly in :tstart
> and :tend, leading to incorrect output.  Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Start a fresh Emacs within that same along the lines of:
> ~~~~~~
> mkdir /tmp/emacs
> TZ=America/Chicago HOME=/tmp/emacs /path/to/emacs
> ~~~~~~
> I *think* setting TZ to a non-UTC time zone is important to reproduce this.
> 2. Install latest org-mode from Git.  I did this via package-install-file
> on a package I built from a Git checkout of the org-mode repository.
> 3. Open an org-mode buffer, e.g. C-x C-f ~/test.org RET.
> 4. Insert:
> ~~~~~~
> #+BEGIN: clocktable :maxlevel 2 :scope file :step day :tstart "<2017-07-02
> Sun>" :tend "<2017-07-09 Sun>"
> #+END:
> ~~~~~~
> 5. Save the buffer.
> 6. Move point to the start of that dblock and C-c C-c to update it.
> Expected results: First step is "Daily report: [2017-07-02 Sun]" which
> matches the :tstart.
> Actual results: First step is "Daily report: [2017-07-01 Sat]", the day
> before the :tstart date.  The last step is also 2017-07-07, not 2017-07-08
> as I was expecting.
> I notice that as of 112c5ba479d, org-clocktable-steps parses :tstart and
> :tend with the ZONE argument to org-parse-time-string as T.  I think this
> is causing org-parse-time-string to parse these user-entered dates as UTC
> rather than the user's local time as I would have expected.  Changing
> org-clocktable-steps from doing (org-parse-time-string ts nil t)
> to (org-parse-time-string ts nil nil), and then the same for te as well,
> seems to fix this problem.

Fixed. Thank you for the report and the analysis.


Nicolas Goaziou

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