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Subject: Re: [office-formula] euroconvert

Hi Robert,

On Wednesday, 2009-12-02 12:31:17 -0500, Robert Weir wrote:

> Also note that this function could be revised (and likely will)in the 
> future as additional countries join the Eurozone.  In fact, this is not 
> just a likelihood but almost inevitable, so I wonder whether we can define 
> this to be future-proof?  For example, allow it to be expanded to include 
> additional currencies, according to the already-defined ISO currency 
> codes, for future fixed conversion factors as may be promulgated by the 
> Council.

We will have to.

> Otherwise we would need to scramble with an amendment whenever a 
> new country adopts the Euro, which happens every couple of years.

Which we should do nevertheless, at least as committee drafts.


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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