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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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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