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*Subject*: **Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^**

*From*:**Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>***To*: office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org*Date*: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:46:57 -0700

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 06:25 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote: > > "Implementation-defined" means that the implementation is free to > > pick from a set of possibilities, as long as that selection meets the > > other requirements of the spec. If the spec limits the set of > > permissible returns, then it must be one of those possible returns. > > > Oh, no, sorry, at least as I experience standards writing that simply > isn't true. > > If I wanted to say that, I would say: > > "There are three (or whatever number) answers to X. Those answers are: > (list here). For purposes of this standard, each of these answers is > equivalent to the others for all purposes." > > That gets you applications that recognize all the possible answers while > allowing them to return which ever one they prefer. But they have to > recognize the others. All of this arose from the discussion which value the formula 0^0 should return. In this context"recognizing the oterhs doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Andreas -- Andreas J. Guelzow Concordia University College of Alberta

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**References**:**Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

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**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

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