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  • Swamp Rat
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vba or lisp
« 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.


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« Reply #1 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 ...
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005, 08:20:48 PM »
I agree.


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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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
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