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Subject: Re: [office-formula] VALUEL parameters?

On 7/19/06, robert_weir@us.ibm.com <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure this is going to work in general.  There are calendars
> supported by Excel for example which don't use simple constant delimiters
> for dates.

Yeah, this simply cannot work, the differences between locales are way too big.

> Also, I'm not sure the cost for implementers to know all locales is really
> that high.  Support is built-in to Java, and ICU4C is available on 25
> platforms, so any implementation that wants to support all locales can do so.

Well it also requires quite a bit of rewriting of the existing
processing code, so don't hold your hopes high that people would
actually be willing to do it :)

/ Tomas

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