[Libreoffice] [PUSHED] Frac function in BASIC

August Sodora augsod at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 09:13:32 PDT 2011

Sure all of my work can be licensed MPL/LGPLv3+.

Just noticed I forgot to refer to the bug that gave me the idea to try
this (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39900)

August Sodora
augsod at gmail.com
(201) 280-8138

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at suse.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-10-21 at 08:45 -0400, August Sodora wrote:
>> Interesting, I'll take a look at those documents. I had actually
>> initially thought that adding something to the BASIC language would be
>> more controversial than adding a calc cell function :)
>        Heh :-) well, the direction we're trying to take StarBasic is towards
> more VBA compatibility; so - if this function is used in VBA and has the
> same semantics, there is no problem it should get it straight in.
>        Wrt. calc there is a lot more UI & documentation work to do there of
> course; and the 'FRAC' function appears not to exist for me in Excel -
> so there are a number of interop problems that rear their head when this
> comes up. ie. if someone uses it in calc, do we try and map this to a
> combination of other functions when we export to xls/xlsx ? or ... ;-)
> it gets a bit nastier there.
>        Looking at it, though I don't believe that VBA does have this function
> ( does it ? ), as such there is no huge problem adding it - but it could
> impact interoperability in the future.
>        Anyhow - Noel liked it, so I pushed it :-)
>        Could you send a mail confirming your work is under the MPL/LGPLv3+ and
> add yourself to:
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Developers
>        Thanks,
>                Michael.
> --
> michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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