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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Formula Processing Model

Hi Patrick,

On Thursday, 2010-01-21 15:31:53 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> Rather than the current title: Formula Processing Model, I would suggest:
> "Expression Semantics, Recalculation and Formula Limits" (assuming  
> limits on formulas stay here)

Sounds good to me.

> So, the lead in paragraph under General:
> "OpenFormula defines the semantics of expressions, when recalcalculation  
> occurs, and limits on formulas. It does not specify any particular  
> process for evaluations consistent with those definitions."

Actually we do not define when recalculation occurs, with the one
exception of formulas tagged for forced recalculation. It is up to the
implementation to decide when a formula or a part thereof is to be


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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