neilh at hare.net.au
Wed Mar 8 06:37:45 CET 2000
> Whenever somebody writes a spreadsheet program in Python that outsells
> MS Excel, C can be considered as obsolete.
Nope. C will not be made obsolete just because a better spreadsheet comes
along. It will still fill a niche where low overhead is important.
Excel has never been implemented completely in C. The original versions
were partly implemented in assembler and much of the C was compiled to
Microsoft's P-code - showing that you don't need to compile completely to
native binaries to be a commercial success.
Current versions of Excel contain at least some code written in VBA.
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