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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Synonym?


Point taken.

Sorry, I was assuming there was substantial consensus on the 
functions/names, etc.

Well, I still have to clean them up whether they go in or stay out.

BTW, -40 over the weekend? Yikes!

Hope that you have a very warm and draft free office!


Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 15:33 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote:
>> Eric Patterson wrote:
>>> The motivation for including the synonym functions is to provide a mechanism to persist the spreadsheet model in the way that the user created it.  If someone create a formula with the FISHER function, Saved, closed and re-opened the file only to have it replaced by ATANH, it would cause confusion.  For that reason, I think that we need to include all of the synonym functions.
>> Oh, I have no problem with *including* the synonym functions, that is to 
>> say a function has two different names and part of its definition says 
>> that the name used for a function by a user shall be persisted until 
>> changed by the user.
> Eric didn't misunderstand my message. I do have a problem with including
> these synonym functions since they are completely useless and (in my
> opinion) misleading. Of course this includes that users shouldn't really
> have an option to use those functions in the interface in the first
> place.
> Of course defining these synonyms isn't quite as ridiculous as to define
> a function called "B".
> Andreas

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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