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Code Red => VB(A) => Topic started by: dubb on March 29, 2005, 06:58:27 PM

Title: vba or lisp
Post by: dubb on March 29, 2005, 06:58:27 PM
i have a co-worker that has a good knowledge of visual basic. how can he use his skills to program routines in autocad....should he do them in vba or just start learning lisp from scratch.
Title: vba or lisp
Post by: Keith™ on March 29, 2005, 08:08:19 PM
Use VB and VBA ... lisp IS a valuable tool though and he will find that many things are simply easier to do in lisp ... it would benefit him, and your company if he learned lisp ...
Title: vba or lisp
Post by: TR on March 29, 2005, 08:20:48 PM
I agree.
Title: vba or lisp
Post by: MP on March 29, 2005, 08:43:10 PM
Arguably, the pliers is the best all round tool, but I also have a screw driver, a crescent wrench, a ...

.. IOW, the more tools you have in your kit the more jobs you can do. Given your friend's background I'd start with the familiar ground of VB/VBA, but I certainly wouldn't stop there.

:)
Title: vba or lisp
Post by: CmdrDuh on March 30, 2005, 08:21:23 AM
I agree, BUT, he also needs to learn lisp for the simple fact of 2 key shortcuts.  Cant do that in VBA.  Its sad, but my lisp'ng has been reduced to 2 key shortcuts to call my VBA routines.  I used to do everything in lisp.  Then I decided to learn VBA.  Then VL came out, and I have never tried to learn everything that can do b/c I learned VBA