On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 at 13:59:56 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
On 2017-03-20 21:09, Atila Neves wrote:

This dub package allows D code to be called from Excel. It uses
compile-time reflection to register the user's code in an XLL (a DLL loaded by Excel) so no boilerplate is necessary. Not even `DllMain`! It
works like this:

It's cool that this is possible to do in D, but I feel sorry for anyone that has a reason :)

It's the current year, but for the time being for many practitioners in the investment world there is no better alternative to using a spreadsheet as one window onto server side processes used for certain things. Not the only window. I'd personally be thrilled to say goodbye both to spreadsheets and to Windows, but one also has to be somewhat pragmatic.

And actually it's by far better to be able to write things for spreadsheets in D quickly versus the conceivable alternatives...!

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