Creating Excel files on Linux

Maan M. Hamze mmhamze at
Fri Sep 7 16:07:08 CEST 2001

Cool it down guys.  You take things so personal.  When I say that the world
speaks the XLS language I mean that is what your average Joe Blow and Jane
Doe understand behind their desks in their offices.  I did not not mean it
as a computer programming language.
However, on another front VBA as an overarching paradigm remains quite an
achievement that actually works in windows.

"Oleg Broytmann" <phd at> wrote in message
news:mailman.999869469.17318.python-list at
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2001 at 08:04:47AM -0500, Maan M. Hamze wrote:
> > But the question is:  Can Staroffice create XLS files?  If not, then it
is a
> > major waste of time to create spreadsheets using Staroffice.  It is a
> > that speaks the XLS language.
>    If it is true, why are wasting your time with Python? It is a world
> speaks Java, Perl, PHP and C++.
>    Thanks heavens you are completely wrong in this aspect. In my world
> there is enough room for many different langauges and dialects. I pity you
> if you live in such a narrow world. If you have any chance - go to a world
> that allows more freedom! The world of Free Software!!!
> Oleg.
> ----
>      Oleg Broytmann              phd at
>            Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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