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Pedro wrote
The fact that the VBA is for Windows (and Mac?) is not related to locking
people in. VBA is a scripting language shared by all MSO programs to allow

I disagree. As my response upthread indicates, a macro language is designed
to allow access to an API i.e., an implementation-specific method of
manipulation that has nothing to do with interoperability, portability, or
file format specifications.

Pedro wrote
I think you are being an Open Source fundamentalist. Creating and using
macros doesn't drag you to the dark side of the force...

No. But as Michael Meeks indicated (also linked upthread) it does make
interoperability, portability, and transitioning from one product to another
/significantly/ more difficult.

Best wishes, Owen.

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