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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Semantics

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Interesting debate.
> How hard is it to come up with a real-world example of a formula which 
> would give a different result based on the locale of the user who opens 
> it?  Not just a different presentation, but an actual different meaning. 
>  If this can ever happen, it would be a bad thing, IMHO.

I must not be understanding this question because it seems too easy. For 
example, the exchange rate from Euros to Canadian dollars is 1,369 if 
you are in Germany but that will give you the wrong result if you use 
that string in Canada.

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