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Re: If clause depending on name of the day


From: Sven Bretfeld
Subject: Re: If clause depending on name of the day
Date: 3 Apr 2012 22:58:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Dear all

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:

> "Sven Bretfeld" <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Is it possible to have an if-condition that looks for the current day?
>> So that the then-expression does something different on Tuesday than on
>> Friday? 
>>
>> This is not working:
>>
>>  (if (string-equal 'current-time-string ".*Tue.*")
>>     (delete-other-windows)
>>   (split-window-horizontally))
>
> What Lars said.
> Otherwise  you would have wanted:
>
>    (require 'cl)
>
>    (search "Tue" (current-time-string)) ; search a substring
>
> or:
>
>    (string-match "Tue" (current-time-string)) ; search a regexp.

This is working just as I wanted it to. Thank you very much. 

>> p.s. unnecessary to mention that I have only a weak knowledge of elisp.
>
>           An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp
>           http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-lisp-intro/
>           (for non-programmers)

Bookmarked for later reading. Thanks.

Sven



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