Commit 8a3ba1aa authored by Edward M. Reingold's avatar Edward M. Reingold
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Describe diary-float function.

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and your diary will show
and the fancy diary will show
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Ruth & Ed's anniversary
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causes your diary to show
causes the fancy diary to show
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Rake leaves
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on October 22, November 22, and December 22 of any year.
on October 22, November 22, and December 22 of every year.
@findex diary-float
The function @code{diary-float} allows you to describe diary entries
that apply to dates like the third Friday of November, or the last
Tuesday in April. The parameters are the @var{month}, @var{dayname},
and an index @var{n}. The entry appears on the @var{n}th @var{dayname}
of @var{month}, where @var{dayname}=0 means Sunday, 1 means Monday, and
so on. If @var{n} is negative it counts backward from the end of
@var{month}. The value of @var{month} can be a list of months, a single
month, or @code{t} to specify all months. You can also use an optional
parameter @var{day} to specify the @var{n}th @var{dayname} of
@var{month} on or after/before @var{day}; the value of @{day} defaults
to 1 if @var{n} is positive and to the last day of @var{month} if
@var{n} is negative. For example,
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%%(diary-float t 1 -1) Pay rent
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causes the fancy diary to show
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Pay rent
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on the last Monday of every month.
The generality of sexp diary entries lets you specify any diary entry
that you can describe algorithmically. A sexp diary entry contains an
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