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Re: diary: international date format


From: Alan Shutko
Subject: Re: diary: international date format
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 11:20:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Colin Marquardt <address@hidden> writes:

> I think it would be worthwhile to enable support for ISO 8601 in
> calendar/diary by default. See http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
> for a detailed description. Ideally, one could give e.g. 
> "2002-09-04T16:55:00" as a date/time spec.

We can fairly easily do something close to that.  Currently, the date
and time _have_ to be separate.  So supporting YYYY-MM-DD would be
easy.  Supporting 16:55:00, also probably easy and may work now (I
haven't checked).

To support the 2002-09-04T16:55:00, we would need a bit more work
allowing the date and time to be joined by a T.  I don't know offhand
how bad it would be.  That would be enough for diary, but appt
wouldn't work with it, you'd have to fix that as well.

Supporting time zones is still another level of work, which would
probably involve some deep changes (but I may come up with a way).

I've added this to my todo list, and once I get my current calendar
work done, I'll try to do at least the easy stuff on this list (ie,
iso date specs).

-- 
Alan Shutko <address@hidden> - In a variety of flavors!
Trying to recover from another wild weekend.


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