Re: Gnumeric 0.76 experiences (long)

Jody Goldberg wrote:-

4. Parsing
This is a tricky problem.  The XL format specifier strings are a
mess and mapping from unix style locale info to them is non-trivial.
At present all we support is to guess
    d/m/y vs m/d/y
I have not found a decent way to find which separator to use.
Any have any ideas ?

You should accept both 21/12/95 and 21-12-95; Excel does.  It is quite
reasonable to expect people sharing a sheet or computer to have
different habits.


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