Tags Perl

I have a need to create Excel charts from some data, in a Perl script. Win32::OLE is a module that makes this possible. It's neat to be able to do this stuff from Perl, but I don't really enjoy it. In particular the bad documentation. To find out what can be done, I must turn to the Visual Basic for Applications documentation of Excel, to see what properties are there. Sometimes, I must just guess for what to look - and that's annoying.

On a completely other note. Open Office with Hebrew support was officially released today. The Israeli goverment takes on itself to give it around for symbolic prices in big shops, malls, etc, in order to distribute it. The ministry of finance will also put it on all its desktops, instead of M$ Office. This is a very good thing, though it might take some time until the package reaches maturity.