On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Chad Perrin <code / apotheon.net> wrote:
>
> Oh, I'm sure it does -- but Excel is not a programming language, so I'm
> not sure it's meaningful to say that Excel's features as a functional
> programming language provide any parallelism benefits.

Not a Turing-complete language, anyway.

It's basically a(n econ) math and statistics library lacking a decent
programming language.

> That pretty much amounts to utilizing a minimal subset of the
> capabilities of a proper DBMS plus some code that maps to the contents of
> a DB table -- or, in DBMSes, plus some stored procedures (or stored
> functions, or whatever).  ɧ

Authentication and authorization, and table/row/cell locking.

-- 
Phillip Gawlowski

Though the folk I have met,
(Ah, how soon!) they forget
When I've moved on to some other place,
There may be one or two,
When I've played and passed through,
Who'll remember my song or my face.