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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: I must be missing something...

Files get passed around. If you rely on setting the program that opens them to something non-default you come up against the problem of relying on everyone to do that correctly every time otherwise munged files start getting circulated. It's a bit like you rely on everyone to use mv or rm -r correctly in root. Of course nobody ever got the latter wrong did they?

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