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bug#11042: 24.0.94; dangerous org manual: parse-time-months and parse-ti
bug#11042: 24.0.94; dangerous org manual: parse-time-months and parse-time-weekdays
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:00:34 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)
Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:
> The org-mode manual under the node "The date/time prompt" tells:
> "[...] The function understands English month and weekday abbreviations. If
> you want to use unabbreviated names and/or other languages, configure
> the variables `parse-time-months' and `parse-time-weekdays'."
> It doesn't tell how the user can do that. Even worse,
> `parse-time-months' and `parse-time-weekdays' are not defined as user
> options and undocumented!
> After reading the above section in the org manual, users may replace
> the English names with e.g. German ones in their config. Seems this
> is not a good idea, as this user question in gnu.emacs.gnus shows:
The thread doesn't tell what is wrong with setting `parse-time-months'
and `parse-time-weekdays'. Can you expand a bit more on this?
> BTW1: maybe a better solution would be to define own variables for
> this purpose in org, instead of letting users change variables in
Org heavily depends on parse-time.el. Providing a defcustom in Org
that is tied to parse-time.el at the same time is not trivial.