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From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:42 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: A Programming Question


On Apr 18, 2008, at 12:39 PM, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> To my knowledge, VBA is not going away any time soon in the Windoze 
> version of Office.  It is just dead and gone in Office 2008 for the 
> Mac.
The party line is that MS was having programming issues with VBA on the Mac
version that they couldn't address in time for shipping. The fact is that
the Excel 2008 Mac version wasn't an improvement at all, and with the lack
of macro support, wasn't much of anything. I can't imagine why anyone would
consider it an upgrade. I also can't imagine why a program as transparently
cross-platform as Excel 



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With the introduction of .Net (managed environment), MSFT is ditching
classic VB (last one was VB6) in favor of VB.Net. I doubt the current VBA
stays for long, evern on PC platform, except working as a interface between
Excel and .Net.
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would suddenly become incompatible, especially since were looking at Intel
chips.  
Needless to say there are all kinds of theories going around. The bottom
line is that MS considers itself a law unto its own and you never know what
they're going to do.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
1864)
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