Somewhat tangential, but are there dialects/programming languages in your locale that use semicolons to separate parameters in method invocations?
I wouldn't know. I'm not huge fan of CS translations and localizations, at least of those that go beyond proper localized output of data (numbers, dates). I've seen examples of actually translated programming language (Pascal to be exact) which made me sick. Which means that whenever I do programming I end up typing comma as parameter separator and dot as decimal separator. I hate using localized version of OS (Linux or Windows) that backfires me while using its calculator
Also, the use of semicolons to separate function arguments is an annoying difference from Excel. Why not just use the same format? Was it patented? Most of the rest of the UI tries to be Excel-like... so why this difference?
Actually my Excel uses semicolons to separate function arguments. I always wonder why all examples in FAQs, Tutorials etc. insist on commas? Really: everybody that uses comma as decimal sign (think Germany and remember StarDivision) use semicolon as separator sign. I guess OOo devels just adopted it as default/only option not to mess with different locales.
Nobody said computers were going to be polite.