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Subject: Re: [office-formula] COUNTIFS function proposal

Hi David,

On Wednesday, 2008-06-04 16:37:08 -0400, David A. Wheeler wrote:

> OOXML is an odd duck.  The last draft I saw,
> they added an ISO.CEILING (to fix the CEILING problems we noted),
> but failed to add ISO.FLOOR (so they didn't fully
> fix it as we have).  (Sadly, their ISO.CEILING isn't
> exactly the same as our CEILING, but the transformation
> is trivial to do mechanically.)

If that draft isn't public it doesn't exist (for me).

> I am intrigued (and glad!) that
> the OOXML folks added the IFERROR function that we developed
> (which is an error-trap function).

Erm.. no. Actually we added it after ECMA/MOOXML had it.


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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