Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Haskell, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.

One less reason to use Perl


I've ended up using Perl in a few of my otherwise Python programs just to get Excel spreadsheets (via Spreadsheet::WriteExcel).

Never again, apparently Evgeny Filatov (who must hate Perl a little more than I do) did the hard work for us by porting it from Perl: pyXLWriter. Currently, it sports all the same features as Spreadsheet::WriteExcel, except for BigFile support (7 MB+), because of the OLE::Storage_Lite dependency.