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Those reasons are spot on. Also errors are difficult to track down and spreadsheets have horrible code re-use.

Oh yeah. I knew there was one I forgot.

You get compiler errors about as helpful as trying to debug C++ macros -- namely, something is wrong with this big glob of code, but it ain't gonna tell you what or where.

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