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Re: iCalendar-import-file creating bad sexp?

From: Paul Mead
Subject: Re: iCalendar-import-file creating bad sexp?
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:24:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Glenn Morris <rgm+news <at>> writes:

> Paul Mead wrote:
> > &%%(and (diary-cyclic 0 16 2 2009)) 08:30-09:30 Daily review
> The `and' is redundant, but that does not matter.
> This entry means: an appointment starting on 16 February 2009 (assuming
> you use the European calendar style, otherwise it is broken), repeating
> every 0 days.
> The 0 is nonsensical - change it to whatever positive integer it should
> be.
> If you can isolate the iCalendar entry that results in that entry when
> processed by icalendar-import-file, you may wish to report it with M-x
> report-emacs-bug.
I've had a look at the calendar file exported from Outlook, and in particular
the RRULE line which looks like this:

So it appears that icalendar-import-file may not be handling the BYDAY part, and
just taking the INTERVAL=0. So, is this a missing feature of
icalendar-import-file, or is it just not possible to translate this into a valid
sexp? Or is it a bug?


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