tdf#140286 - CALC formula =INFO("OSVERSION") gives wrong output
chris.sherlock79 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 15:38:34 UTC 2022
On 12 Jan 2022, at 2:45 pm, Kohei Yoshida <kohei at libreoffice.org> wrote:
> On 11.01.2022 17:32, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
>> Le 11/01/2022 à 12:16, Chris Sherlock a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> The output of =INFO(“OSVERSION”) currently gives the wrong version for MacOS (it says it is Windows).
>> From the help, it is not a bug: =INFO("osversion") aswers always
>> "Windows (32-bit) NT 5.01", for compatibility reasons
> According to the inputs from various users on the bug report:
> Excel these days returns correct system information, instead of just always returning "Windows (32-bit) NT 5.01". It was my understanding that we couldn't change the string because that's what Excel always returned back in the old days. So I assume that's where the "compatibility reasons" clause comes from. Maybe Eike can clarify whether I remember this correctly. I believe I heard that originally from Daniel Rentz who was the expert on all things Excel at the time.
> Since the situation has changed today, I think it's reasonable for Calc to return correct system info as well, and update the help text along with it.
That’s my take also. But apparently, it isn’t important on Linux so we shouldn’t change it. Because no-one uses Excel on Linux, therefore they would never use this function if they use Linux.
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