Alcides Fonseca

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MS Excel for Mac 2016 without sorting

I cannot sort by columns on my Mac 2016. It simply crashes I always thought it was strange for such important feature to be crashing.

Today I found out that Apple is patching the APIs that older apps from Microsoft (and many other developer) use. Sounds a lot like what Microsoft did in the last to an extent that it because impossible to maintain and test years laters.

From the long and interesting post:

Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word have a patch in _CFArraySortValues to change the sorting algorithm slightly. How do you break sorting?!

I wonder if it has something to do with that Sierra patch (I’m running High Sierra).