[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 17:36:10 UTC 2013


Yeah, because everyone remembers every math problem they ever did.

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:

> 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...   :(
>> ET
>>
>
> if it was just a simple formula, you should be able to give us the formula.
>
> -wes
>
>
>>
>>
>> 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
>>> correctly
>>> is not just useless - it's dangerous and should be avoided like the
>>> plague.
>>> 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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