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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Editing example

Eike Rathke wrote:
> Unfortunately, replacing the entire section about complex numbers with
> a reference to ISO 11404 and some arbitrary conversion to a string
> representation doesn't nearly reflect reality of spreadsheets.

I agree with Eike; as Eike notes, current spreadsheets all use type Text 
(string) to represent complex numbers (if they support complex numbers 
at all).

> It was
> thought of to allow an _additional_ "real" complex data type, which
> AFAIK no spreadsheet application implements yet and is not specified by
> us. All IM*() functions nevertheless must accept the textual form of
> arguments for interoperability.

--- David A. Wheeler

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