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Subject: Re: [office-formula] 6.12.12 INFO (Test case results missing)

Hi Eric,

Just so we're synched on the plan of record for OpenFormula.  The plan is 
to deliver this standard without embedded test cases.  We may debate this 
some more, and maybe even reverse direction on this, but the current plan 
is that the embedded test cases will be removed and likely re-emerge in 
some other form.

So when reviewing the functions, the thing to look for is whether the text 
definition of the function is complete, accurate and unambiguous.  Pretend 
the test cases don't even exist.  The remaining text must stand on its own 
as the sole normative description of the function. 

If something in the text is unclear, but the example clarifies it, then 
this is a defect in the text.  The text must stand alone.  Similarly, if 
the text is clear and correct and the test case contradicts it, then this 
is not a formal problem, since the test cases are being removed. 

So the most important thing is to ensure that the text is correct.


Eric Patterson <ericpa@exchange.microsoft.com> wrote on 03/10/2009 
12:22:23 PM:

> The results for the test cases in section 6.9.20 are missing.  Also,
> all the test cases rely on the ISTEXT and ISNUMBER functions which 
> seems unwise.  They are testing for the return type of the function 
> but not the return value.

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