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Re: I'd rather edit my spreadsheet with a text editor

Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com> writes:

> Functions, numbers, strings, cells, ranges of cells, etc., are standard.  I
> do not know in what form popular spreadsheets, by default, hold functions.

Functions?  They must not hold them at all.

I don't use spreadsheets myself, but we on this list all know know that
"first class functions" is a concept that ordinary users will not
quickly grasp.  A popular spreadsheet could not possibly allow users to
type in a function in the same place they might type in a number or a

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