[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(
wes at the-wes.com
Sat Sep 28 16:54:18 UTC 2013
On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
> Just to clarify:
> the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
> means just that.
> No excel import, no weird things here.
> This was freshly created (albeit complex) spreadsheet.
> Cells would display wrong numbers or not at all.
> I could position the cursor in a cell and see a simple formula yielding a
> bad result.
> This were problems that you'd figure basic testing would catch.
> It was, in short, completely unreliable... :(
if it was just a simple formula, you should be able to give us the formula.
> Chad Smith writes:
>> Everyone who going to bat for LibreOffice - did you miss the part where ET
>> said that the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
>> That's not some "obscure feature set" needed only by "power users" or
>> people who are afraid of change.... That's the one thing that no
>> **computer** program should ever get wrong.
>> COMPUTER... it computes. That is its original intention. It's native
>> language is 1s and 0s. A computer spreadsheet that can't do math
>> is not just useless - it's dangerous and should be avoided like the
>> I like the idea of Libre/Open Office. It is what introduced me to open
>> source as being a thing that exists. But if Calc (the name of the
>> Spreadsheet mode of the program) can't Calculate - it shouldn't be allowed
>> to continue to exist... not until they fix that. omg.
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
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