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In case you want to know how my day is going, my search history today includes “transitive closure of graph in excel”.

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Am now yeeting Excel and doing it in Perl as I should have done in the first place.

Note to young people: “Perl” is a programming language used by old people.

Note to old people: “yeet” is a term used by young people to mean “hurl at high velocity”.

Note to people of all ages: Excel is not a database.

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@futzle wait, "Excel is not a database". What kind of shenanigans is this? Of course it's a database, or an inventory management system, or a floorplan design tool, or in some extremely rare circumstances, a tool for adding up columns of numbers, but I think I'm the only one on the planet that's cottoned on to that last option.

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@pugmiester @futzle Document design suite is missing which is my personal favorite.

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@dadegroot Yes but it’s _my_ abomination.

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@futzle well true, and I admit to having resorted to it on occasion as it was guaranteed to be on the machines I was administering while some better languages were not.

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@futzle that’s right. Excel is a version control system

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@futzle Perl was my first language. My last gig was working on a new enterprise system, entirely built around Perl. Current project is PHP, but still using Perl for tools. Because it Just Works.

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@futzle this has given me fond memories of a module I wrote to munge data in and out of spreadsheets, called FTIUP (Fuck This, I'm Using Perl)

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@futzle the problem with Perl is how hard it is to replace.
While it has its quirks and sometimes looks like a drunk spiders has wrestled on the keyboard it is still very useful.

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@futzle Excel is a yeet-able database, thank you very much.

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@futzle Excel is a Christmas movie

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