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re: OK, I'll bite: You mention Excel and why people might object? It is because you also mention the need for versioning, diffing, and good debug abili...
 

In my 20 years if experience, there are business needs that have to be met and the business cannot wait for IT to find a solution. Software (in the loosest sense) will get written, the only question is whether IT are involved and there is source control, versioning, documentation etc. When the business writes software, it uses Excel, so you better know how to dissect the mess you are about to inherit.

 

... you better know how to dissect the mess you are about to inherit.

But try not to prolong the agony. If they have asked a programmer to look at it, then, as a professional, you need to emphasise the risks.

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