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Subject: Re: [office-formula] 3.3 OpenDocument Calculation Settings -Regular Expressions

Hi Eric,

On Monday, 2009-06-22 18:01:12 +0000, Eric Patterson wrote:

> I was going to enter an issue and found this is already being tracked
> by OFFICE-1474.  Has there been any past discussion about the scope of
> Regular Expression syntax that will be valid in OpenFormula for
> character string comparisons and when searching?

We briefly discussed regex quite some time ago, see my conclusion at


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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