On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Phillip Gawlowski
<cmdjackryan / googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Mike Stephens <rubfor / recitel.net> wrote:
>>
>> However, since you ask: Excel is by far the World's most widely used
>> programming language.
>
> As Carl Sagan once said: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
>
> Excel is an automation tool, certainly, but I wouldn't call a finance
> sheet, sales report, or statistical analysis of data in a diagram
> "programming".

No less a person than Simon Peyton Jones has called Excel "the world's
most popular functional language".

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/excel/

martin