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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Whitespace fixups

On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 22:46 +0200, Eike Rathke wrote:
> Not sure, to me SHOULD usually means "you really should do that except
> you're unable or there are very good reasons to not do it".
> Implementation details of course are always good reasons ;) but as
> whitespace is totally insignificant for calculated formulas (fine and
> desired from the UI perspective, sure)

of course the UI preferences should have little to do with the file

>  we might have an exceptional
> clause of "SHOULD preserve but MAY remove or change". Not being a native
> English speaker that might as well be saying the same thing twice over
> and unnecessary.

Since SHOULD and MAY have specific meanings in this standard (completely
separate from their "english language meaning"), I think we ought not to
use both to avoid any conflict between those two clauses (or at least
the perception of any conflict.)


"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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