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The most popular stack with IDE lacks most modern programming tools. I am of course talking about Excel. Where are my unit tests, version control, and so on?

A good start would be a readable and round-trippable format that Excel documents can be saved as




In my university finance classes we were forced to use calculators that were invented in 1976[1] to run calculations on formulas we had to memorize that could easily have been automated in Excel. Since then I've been prejudiced that "the invisible hand" ;) was deliberately keeping electric technology out of finance in order to maintain a legacy business model. Like that of the MPAA towards VCRs and DVDs etc.

[1]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_Business_A...


> A good start would be a readable and round-trippable format that Excel documents can be saved as

What happened to CSV?

Edit: Maybe you want to be able to save the equations etc?




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