From: Rod Speed on
Solar Flare <solaerfart(a)hootmail.invalidated> wrote

> Same old troll.

Same old couldnt bullshit its way out of a wet paper bag.

> You have been discovered.

You've always stood out like dogs balls.


> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>> Solar Flare <solaerfart(a)hootmail.invalidated> wrote
>>
>>> There is no spreadsheet.
>>
>> There is in your question.
>>
>>> You are the one suggesting the spreadsheet.
>>
>> You are the one that asked that question.
>>
>>> Post any spreadsheet code here so we can paste it into our
>>> spreadsheet compilers.
>>
>> You post a link to the spreadsheet, stupid.
>>
>>
>>> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>>>> Solar Flare <solaerfart(a)hootmail.invalidated> wrote
>>>>
>>>>> Can you post some spreadsheet math and see if anybody can use it?
>>>>> Cut and paste it into their spread sheet?
>>>>
>>>> You post a link to the spreadsheet.
>>>>
>>>>> I wasn't promoting C at all in case you didn't catch that.
>>>>
>>>> That was obvious.
>>>>
>>>>> C is a horrible language.
>>>>
>>>> Thats overstating it, but its certainly not appropriate for the
>>>> sort of stuff that Nick posts, just because most cant read it.
>>>>
>>>>> Visual Basic has gotos in it
>>>>
>>>> Yes, but only a fool uses nothing else.
>>>>
>>>>> and an EXITIF is a goto with a fancy name and a condition.
>>>>
>>>> Wrong, it isnt as general as a goto and its a lot more obvious
>>>> when reading the code what happens when it gets triggered.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>>>>
>>>>>> He'd be a lot better off using Visual Basic, and should be using
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> spreadsheet anyway.


From: Rod Speed on
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steveo(a)eircom.net> wrote
> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steveo(a)eircom.net> wrote

>>> Debuggers are overrated

>> Nope.

>>> - I used to use them a lot before I appreciated the utility
>>> of good abstractions, clean interfaces and unit tests.

>> They still improve your productivity when the inevitable fuckups still occur.

> Well hey I've only been programming professionally for 28 years so

Yawn, I leave that for dead.

> I probably don't know much about productivity. Seriously good automated
> unit tests do far more for productivity than debuggers ever did.

They arent mutually exclusive.


From: Rod Speed on
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steveo(a)eircom.net> wrote
> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steveo(a)eircom.net> wrote
>>> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote

>>> I usually use xspread[1] when I want a spreadsheet,
>>> I presume you are thinking of things like OpenOffice.org

>> Nope. The vast bulk of the free spreadsheets
>> are happy to load excel spreadsheets.

> Hmmm gnumeric doesn't seem to claim it (and being gnome based
> it is more than just a tad bloated), abs claims to support export to
> Excel but says nothing about import, siag makes no such claims.

The technical term for that is 'pathetically inadequate sample'

> Er which ones were you thinking of (please restrict to open source
> not free binary because I don't run Windows on my own kit).

I never said a word about open source.

>>> as well as being several orders of magnitude larger than I like.

>> Your problem.

> Not a problem - I don't use it.

What you like is clearly your problem.

>>> [1] Yes I don't tend to want a sophisticated spreadsheet :)

>> More fool you, particularly when loading someone else's spreadsheet.

> I don't load other peoples spreadsheets on my boxes

You have always been, and always will be, completely and utterly irrelevant.

> - now for work I have a work issued laptop running XP with a full Office
> suite on it. I use it as little as possible and not for my personal stuff.

You have always been, and always will be, completely and utterly irrelevant.