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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Portable Notes
Hi, On Monday, 2010-03-22 16:16:53 +0100, Michael Brauer wrote: > It seems to me that most if not all portable notes are in one of these > categories > > 1) Portable Notes/Constrains that list values that are supported by all > known implementations. [...] > My suggestion is that we turn these notes into normative statements that > declare the support of the values listed as portable constrains to be > mandatory. Other values that are not part of the current portable > constrains when would become optional. +1 > 2) Portable Notes/Constrains that provide hints where behavior is > implementation dependent and that possibly provide recommendations how > to avoid that behavior in expressions. [...] > I suggest that the turn these kind of portable notes into > recommendations to expression authors or implementors. I agree. Before I wasn't even aware that we could use "Note: Expression authors ..." in a standard. Nitpick: instead of "implementations" we should use "evaluators", yes? Patrick, if no one objects please go ahead with these changes building on draft22a I uploaded Thursday. Thanks Eike -- Automatic string conversions considered dangerous. They are the GOTO statements of spreadsheets. --Robert Weir on the OpenDocument formula subcommittee's list.