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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Semantics
Tomas Mecir wrote:
a1: ="1"Hmmm. What about DEFINING the text-conversion routines, to be locale-independent ? This is about a file format, right ? The apps WILL have to store numbers in a locale-neutral way - probably using the US locale. So, why not make it so that text constants can get auto-converted to numbers using only the english locale ? For simple numbers (integer), this will work normally, for the rest, it's the same as if it was not supported at all - we get interoperability, because everyone parses using the same rules, and we also get flexibility. The best from both worlds :)
How do you make that locale independent? We will have similar problems with dates.
I'm not really sure how to handle these. I suspect we should leave this issue until later.
--- Richard Kernick