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Subject: Re: [office-formula] An example

Hi Patrick,

On Tuesday, 2010-03-23 10:45:37 -0400, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> Following up on the exchange on portability notes, I wanted to use the  
> following as an example of what I am doing.
> I replaced:
>> Portable documents *shall* use complex numbers only in functions that  
>> are /explicitly/ noted as accepting or producing complex numbers
>> [...]
> With:
>> *Note: *Expression authors should be aware that use of functions that  
>> are not defined by OpenFormula as accepting complex numbers as input  
>> may impair interoperability.
> Short, sweet, to the point and covers all the cases we may forget to  
> mention.
> Does that work for everyone?

It does for me. However, I'm not not aware of any evaluator that would
accept complex numbers for non-IM*() functions today, so this is more
for future interoperability, which originally was the intention.


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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