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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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