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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Namespace / Named Expression ambiguity

Hi Eric,

On Monday, 2009-06-22 22:01:30 +0000, Eric Patterson wrote:

> I found something related to Namespaces and Names that seems to be ambiguous.  Given that a formula namespace the Named Expression identifier ($$) are both optional, how do we disambiguate a string like "OF:[.A5]"?  In this case "OF" could be a named range/expression or a formula namespace.
> This is especially difficult for formulas being used for Style:Condition because they lack an equals sign.

Indeed, that's ambiguous. Should we require the $$ prefix for named


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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