[Haskell-cafe] Is Excel the most used -- and fucntional -- programming lanuage on Earth?

Dan Piponi dpiponi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 12:59:55 EST 2007

On 1/31/07, Lennart Augustsson <lennart at augustsson.net> wrote:
> I think you're using a somewhat non-standard definition of function.
>    let x = 5
>        y = x + 2
>        z = x * y
>    ...
> Would you call y and z functions?

Ah...we don't disagree on what a function is, I'm just parsing
spreadsheets differently from you. I was imagining a spreadhseet along
the lines of http://sigfpe.blogspot.com/2006/11/from-l-theorem-to-spreadsheet.html
where every cell is a function of the entire spreadsheet.

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