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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-2399) Should requirementson PI? - too vague?

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Michael Brauer commented on OFFICE-2399:

I agree that we should just require that PI() shall be best approximation of pi that is possible. I don't think we need to say anything about rounding an truncation, since this is not specific to pi. Suggestion: Just say under semantics:

Semantics: This function takes no arguments and returns the (approximate) value of pi. Evaluators should use the closest possible numerical representation that is possible in their representation of numbers.

> Should requirements on PI? - too vague?
> ---------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-2399
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2399
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: OpenFormula
>            Reporter: Patrick Durusau
>            Assignee: Dennis Hamilton
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 2
> What reads like requirements for Evaluators on PI sounds vague to me:
> "Evaluators are not required to represent pi exactly , but they should make an attempt to give an accurate result given their numerical representation method. Evaluators which use a fixed-length numerical representation should use the closest possible numerical representation."
> I don't think either of these represent meaningful statements. Suggest delete. 

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