Brian Flaherty | 11 Jun 00:22 2008

Re: class times

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 03:06:32PM -0700, Brian Flaherty wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I recently discovered and started using remind.  I'm trying to specify
> different repeating things, like the classes I teach.  I found out how
> to set date constants from the mail list archives, and it is working a
> little.  Here's part of my .reminders file:
> 
> SET _fallstart	     ('2008/09/24')
> SET _fallend	     ('2008/12/05')
> 
> REM Tue Thu [trigger(_fallstart)] *1 AT 11:30 UNTIL \
> [trigger(_fallend)] DURATION 1:50 MSG class, room 212

I just realized that the Tue above was combined with the date,
triggering every day after the first Tues. after _fallstart.  I just
tried this, and it appeared to work:

IFTRIG Tue Thu
       REM [trigger(_fallstart)] *1 AT 11:30 UNTIL [trigger(_fallend)] \
        DURATION 1:50 MSG class, room 212
ENDIF

Sorry for the unnecessary question and message.

Brian

Brian Flaherty | 11 Jun 00:06 2008

class times

Hello,

I recently discovered and started using remind.  I'm trying to specify
different repeating things, like the classes I teach.  I found out how
to set date constants from the mail list archives, and it is working a
little.  Here's part of my .reminders file:

SET _fallstart	     ('2008/09/24')
SET _fallend	     ('2008/12/05')

REM Tue Thu [trigger(_fallstart)] *1 AT 11:30 UNTIL \
[trigger(_fallend)] DURATION 1:50 MSG class, room 212

My goal is to specify the start and end dates of the quarters
annually, and have classes, meeting etc. only show up while school is
in session.  (It just occurred to me that I'll also be able to one
backward one week from the quarter's end and identify finals!  I don't
know how, but I'm sure remind will do it.)

Right now, the above syntax waits until 2008/09/24 to start mentioning
the class in the output, but it does it every day.  So, it isn't
seeing the Tue and Thu?  Is the Tue and Thu above not part of the
date_spec because of the trigger function?

Am I on the right track, or is there a completely different way to do
this?  Thank you for your time.

Brian

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paul.t.hinze | 11 Jun 00:40 2008
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Re: class times

Brian Flaherty <bxf4 <at> u.washington.edu> on 2008-06-10 at 17:25:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 03:06:32PM -0700, Brian Flaherty wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I recently discovered and started using remind.  I'm trying to specify
> > different repeating things, like the classes I teach.  I found out how
> > to set date constants from the mail list archives, and it is working a
> > little.  Here's part of my .reminders file:
> > 
> > SET _fallstart	     ('2008/09/24')
> > SET _fallend	     ('2008/12/05')
> > 
> > REM Tue Thu [trigger(_fallstart)] *1 AT 11:30 UNTIL \
> > [trigger(_fallend)] DURATION 1:50 MSG class, room 212
> 
> I just realized that the Tue above was combined with the date,
> triggering every day after the first Tues. after _fallstart.  I just
> tried this, and it appeared to work:
> 
> IFTRIG Tue Thu
>        REM [trigger(_fallstart)] *1 AT 11:30 UNTIL [trigger(_fallend)] \
>         DURATION 1:50 MSG class, room 212
> ENDIF
> 
> Sorry for the unnecessary question and message.

Brian,

Sorry I wasn't able to respond to your original message, but I too have
been using remind in an academic setting (as a student rather than a
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Shelagh Manton | 15 Jun 03:58 2008
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Somemore bugfixes to remind-conf-mode.el

I've fixed up a couple of bugs in the font-locking mechanism, now the
delta faces (they colour the ++7 type numbers) work properly. (amazing
how much you learn when you cosy up with the reference manuals for a
few hours!) So now I'm happy with the syntax colouring for numbers.

I'm chasing up the xemacs problem, trying to understand how to make it
compatible. I tried putting in the (eval-when-compile (require 'cl)) as
maybe it is the :keywords that are like common-lisp. Let me know if that
works, but I really feel on looking at other modules that work with
both emacs and xemacs that there is something much more complex going
on. Anyway I commented it out, but uncomment it to see if it works for
you.

Does putting (add-hook 'remind-conf-mode-hook 'turn-on-font-lock)
in your dotemacs work? Or is that just something that everybody who uses
Xemacs does?

 And I hope to reach a state of elisp font-lock mastery so that I can
have the keywords colour up in only the first part of the line before
the MSG keyword and not afterward. But who knows when?

Sorry for not sending just a diff, but I really don't feel confident of
my diff skills.

So attached is remind-conf-mode.el

Shelagh

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