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Re: Re: The world is not object oriented

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Jan 02, 2004 at 18:00 UTC ( #318379=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The world is not object oriented
in thread The world is not object oriented

I think it's that spreadsheets leave a lot of "real programming" out, even though they may be computationally complete. A spreadsheet is a way of orginizing data, so the language used within should be specialized in handling data, like formatting it and running formulas on it. Excel doesn't need a full GUI API embedded in its scripting language, so it doesn't have one. This is generally considered a good thing.

In other words, a spreadsheet has left a lot out of its scripting support, and this is a good thing. So good that people don't even realize that they're programming.

I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
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[Corion]: Mhmm. I'm writing a database export, and two supposedly identical files compress to different sizes... So either the order of rows is different (which would be OK) or something else is bad (which wouldn't be OK). I guess I have to test with smaller tables

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