The Industry choice
steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Jan 2 09:47:15 EST 2005
Mark Carter wrote:
> > It might be nice if it was widely understood (in IT) that Python was
> a language any competent
> > programmer could pick up in an afternoon
> I am a programmer who works for a firm of engineers, where they program
> in VBA, badly. I've often mentioned Python, whereupon I'm usually
> dismissed as a crank. One of them expressed concern that if they used
> Python and I left, then nobody would understand what to do. I could have
> countered that Python is actually quite an easy language to pick up, but
> what's the point.
> We might be doing a project which involves web-type stuff. I pointed out
> that if they did, they wouldn't be able to use VB/VBA, and may need to
> use something like Python. I didn't get a reaction from that at the
> time, but no doubt they'll be telling me that I'll have to make Excel
> work through the internet, or something.
They'll probably just move to .NET, which allows them to write .aspx
pages using VB.
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