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Subject: Re: [office-formula] YEARFRAC again

Hi Andreas,

On Monday, 2007-01-29 13:43:31 -0700, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:

> > > Since Excel does not support ODF we can in fact address the Excel
> > > compatibility when we open Excel files
> > 
> > That's easier said than done. While it works for single value arguments,
> > you can't remap an argument's value in an import filter if the argument
> > is calculated.
> Why?  I can't just remap one constant to another but I could clearly
> construct a function wrapper on import.

Sure. All these remapping things however mostly at some point don't work
anymore if you're concerned about round-trip editing.

> I hope we have _not_ adopted the idea of building a standard that is
> fully compatible with Excel.

No, but I'd like to avoid creating arbitrary differences if we don't
need them.


Automatic string conversions considered dangerous. They are the GOTO statements
of spreadsheets.  --Robert Weir on the OpenDocument formula subcommittee's list.

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