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Subject: Re: [office-formula] General question (not yet a JIRA issue)


Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 09:17 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> When looking at TYPE I read:
>>> Portable documents *shall not* depend on receiving a value of 4.
>> Since TYPE returns a number indicating a value type, I am not real sure 
>> what it means to "not depend on receiving a value of 4." ???
>> BTW, 4 is logical.
>> So a portable document could accept some other number for logical type? 
>> Or doesn't recognize logical type? Or if it does, then it isn't a 
>> portable document?
> 4.4:
> Logical values may be implemented as a distinct, distinguishable type
> from numbers, so that ISNUMBER(TRUE()) and ISLOGICAL(1) evaluates to
> FALSE(). However, logical values may also be implemented as a subtype of
> Number, where TRUE() simply returns 1 and FALSE() simply returns 0. Note
> that due to the implicit conversion operator ┤Number to
> Logicalí (discussed below), when a number is passed as a condition, 0 is
> considered False and all other numeric values are considered True.
> So there may not be a Logical type. For example OOo does not implement a
> LOGICAL type.
Well, but saying that a "portable" document doesn't accept some 
particular value isn't the same thing as saying that a portable document 
doesn't support Logical type.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps) 

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