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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Portability and conformance

Hi Patrick,

On Saturday, 2009-12-19 16:06:35 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> Just so I remember to capture it, under the various bit operators, not  
> that there is a portability constraint but then under semantics, an  
> implementation must support at least up to 48 bits. No mention of  
> portability.

There are portable constraints 0 <= x < 2^48

> (Yes, I will change "implementation" but this sounds like, looks like,  
> walks like a constraint on evaluators and not on expressions.

It is a constraint of the expression to be portable, an evaluator shall
support at least 48 bits.


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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