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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Proposal: Drop "huge" group;anycriticallymissing functions for "large"?

On Thu, 2006-27-07 at 16:56 -0700, David A. Wheeler wrote:
> Maybe a "legacy" group? Perhaps their
> names all begin with "LEGACY." so that their names can be
> used for reasonable functions?

Oh, that's a good idea. I was concerned that if everyone keeps
implementing broken functions for compatibility then things will never
improve. Having a group called LEGACY or DEPRECATED would be a good step

Another possible step is to announce that LEGACY functions will
eventually be removed from the spec. How does that sound? Maybe also
provide, when possible, a mechanism to convert each LEGACY function into
an acceptable one (this will not always be possible).

I'd like to think of something to slowly get implementors away from
legacy functions.

  "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
  unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself.
  Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."
        -- George Bernard Shaw

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