FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: OOoCalc Formula Compiler and Expression Interpreter Workshop

Eike Rathke
Day Sunday
Room AW1.117
Start time 11:00
End time 12:30
Duration 01:30
Event type Podium
Language English
OOoCalc Formula Compiler and Expression Interpreter Workshop

The workshop will give an overview and some in-depth knowledge of how the spreadsheet formula parser/compiler and interpreter work, the concept behind it, the files and classes they use and how those interact with each other.

Focus will be on the changes that they are currently undergoing, why they are needed, what is missing and how developers could help to implement new spreadsheet functions or rework already existing functions. This on the background of the work of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Formula (ODFF aka OpenFormula) subcommittee (members being implementors of OOoCalc, Gnumeric, KSpread and others) that drafted a specification of functions and operators used in spreadsheet formulas.