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On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 11:28:26AM +0900, Will James wrote:
>=20
> Yep, that's correct - I want the scripts to work across a variety of
> platforms, with as little dependence on outside applications and
> libraries as possible. This is partly because the scripts I'm writing
> may be used by a few others; I don't know about what software they will
> or won't have on their systems, and they will likely not be too willing
> to resolve too many dependency issues. I do have office installed on one
> of my systems, but don't have access to that one right now, and will not
> buy another copy just for this task.

=2E . . and frankly, you shouldn't have to explain why you're writing code
for something like this, unless it's actually relevant to the problem you
want help solving.

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 11:28:26AM +0900, Will James wrote:
>=20
> Yep, that's correct - I want the scripts to work across a variety of
> platforms, with as little dependence on outside applications and
> libraries as possible. This is partly because the scripts I'm writing
> may be used by a few others; I don't know about what software they will
> or won't have on their systems, and they will likely not be too willing
> to resolve too many dependency issues. I do have office installed on one
> of my systems, but don't have access to that one right now, and will not
> buy another copy just for this task.

=2E . . and frankly, you shouldn't have to explain why you're writing code
for something like this, unless it's actually relevant to the problem you
want help solving.

--=20
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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