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From Eike Rathke <...@erack.de>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][CALC] String content to numeric value
Date Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:18:59 GMT
Hi Lei,

On Friday, 2012-07-27 13:32:54 +0800, Lei Wang wrote:

> In my point of view it is better to support more scenarioes to convert a
> text value to a number, such as decimal. Though different locale has
> different decimal separator, AOO can support decimal separator for current
> locale and standard decimal separator, ".". It will be more complicated for
> date format.
> 
> What's your suggestion?

That reminds me of a famous quote I even had as my .signature on the
OASIS ODF TC lists:

| Automatic string conversions considered dangerous. They are the GOTO statements
| of spreadsheets.  --Robert Weir on the OpenDocument formula subcommittee's list.

Nothing more to say.

  Eike

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