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My guess the group that complains the most about switching because of
macros would be the second group 


The point is that those people who actually use "office software" in
companies have absolutely no influence on what they work with. It's the
manangsters and administrictators who (pretend to) "decide" about this.

because they only know a few languages at most (VBA and what they
languages they learned as an undergraduate) 

I don't know any scientist or engineer who has ever learned Visual
Basic at university. And I know only *very* few who have *ever* learned
it at all.

and do not want to learn another since their primary function is not

A lot of scientists and engineers, if they use any scripting/programming
languages for "software automation" etc. tend to prefer languages that
provide an interactive commandline interpreter, besides other criteria
that VBA doesn't fulfil. A lot of those I know have learned Python as
their genuine "bread and butter" scripting & programming language. Some
even learn it as a "first language" at university these days.



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