Re: Scripting in Gnome

It'd be awesome if gnumeric could become infected by excel macro


On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 14:46, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:15:12PM +0000, jamie wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 21:41, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > > 
> > > One of these languages could also be some kind of VB knock off, if you
> > > are offering to develop one for us.
> > 
> > Possibly. I think VBA is gonna be essential but I still prefer a generic
> > script engine using plug-in xml definitions. I could even write a VBA to
> > Python translator (or rather the script engine I will write will
> > generates python code from whatever plug-in language you use and then
> > pass it to the python interpreter for execution) 
> Amen brother !
> If you write it we will use it.  In Gnumeric we could dearly use
> something to interpret vba.  I've had two possibilities in mind for
> a while now.
> 1) Pray that is 'close enough' to be automapped from vba
> 2) extract the p-code (pre parsed tokens) in the macros in office
>    files and translate that to python.  I'm leaning towards this
>    just now.  There is code to extract vba source code from ms
>    office files, and I've got some docs on the p-code but the
>    extraction is still largely a research project.
> The anti-virus folk are interested in p-code extraction too.
> Although I doubt they want to execute it :-)
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