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Comment: Another major issues with spreadsheets (Score 3, Insightful) 422

by Jonathan Mann (#47103739) Attached to: Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work
Another major issues with spreadsheets is that they don't handle data typing issues very well. For example, if you try to add a list of numbers, and somewhere in the list you have a number encoded as text, instead of throwing an error, it won't be included in the sum. Errors should never pass silently. Unless explicitly silenced.

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