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Le 21/04/2012 17:48, Jay Lozier a écrit :
I think the above syntax was developed for Lotus 123 in the early
80's(?) and everyone else implemented the rules/syntax to be compatible
with Lotus. By the mid 80's this syntax was standard for all spreadsheets.

The only real change from Lotus is that (using 1) is in Lotus formulas
were enter +SUM(A1:A10) while the IMHO the more logical =SUM(A1:A10) was
introduced later by the mid 80's.

Thanks for the historical backgroud, Jay. Interesting to know.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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