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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Expression Calculation: expression = formula?

Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote on 01/23/2010 10:20:48 AM:
> I am trying to work out a normative statement from current 2.2 
> Expression Calculation.
> I stumble over sentences like: "Any formula is an expression that 
> produces a result."
> So, is an expression that doesn't produce a result not a formula?

I guess the question is: Is this intended to be a definition or a 

The definition of "formula" ought to be done in terms of match a 
non-terminal identifier in the BNF grammar.  In other words, it is defined 

If it is meant to be a constraint then it is a constraint on the Evaluator 
(formula processor) not the formula itself. 


> Or are the terms expression and formula meant to be interchangeable in 
> all cases?
> My operating assumption is that they are equivalent.
> So, why not just pick one? I am indifferent to which one.
> I have several questions but will separate them for clarity's sake.
> Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
> Patrick
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