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Subject: Re: [office-formula] MIN/MAX/MINA/MAXA and no value, zero?

On Thu, 2007-08-03 at 17:53 -0500, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Are you suggesting a general rule that passing zero arguments to a
> one-argument function is implementation defined?  Or only in the case
> of these four particular functions? 
> I guess I'm trying to think of a good reason why we would not want an
> error in that case?   

On one hand I can't think of any reason why somebody would want to use
the min/max/mina/maxa functions without any arguments. On the other hand
there seem to be no real difference between passing a region that
contains no values at all and omitting the argument.

"Liberty consists less in acting according to
one's own pleasure, than in not being subject 
to the will and pleasure of other people. It 
consists also in our not subjecting the wills 
of other people to our own."  Rousseau

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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