Re: Python

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 08:56, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 07:28, Donald Henson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 07:00, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote: 
> > On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 21:16, pasty wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >  Not sure if this is the best place to ask these questions, but here goes.
> > >  As new comer to Gnumeric, I'm trying hard to leave Microsoft's Excel 
> > > behind.  Unfortunately, I've become rather reliant on a number of functions 
> > > written in visual basic.  Transfering excel workbooks really means re- 
> > > writing a number of functions.
> > >  When adding user defined functions, is it best to write python plugin 
> > > modules (as described in the help manual) or is there another method?
> > >  If python plugins are the most suitable, is there a way of having gnumeric 
> > > re-read the python plugin file without closing and re-opening?
> > > 
> > > Functions written in python plugin work real well.  It would be nice 
> > > however, if Gnumeric could load a python function definition set written 
> > > for a specific workbook, maybe embedded in the Gnumeric file, or saved to 
> > > the same directory with the workbook's name and the .py file extension
> > >  Can user defined functions be called by the button wigets?
> > > 
> > > There is an entry in the Gnumeric manual under extending Gnumeric called 
> > > "defining new functions".  Is this page empty because the feature hasn't 
> > > been documented yet, or because the feature hasn't been implemented yet.
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I don't know much about the python plugin and the ability to write new
> > functions using it. Hopefully Jon-Kåre or Adrian will reply to your
> > message. I would be interested in knowing though, what functions you
> > need to add that aren't already provided by gnumeric. I don't find it
> > hard to write plugins in C that add additional functions. And if there
> > are any generic functions that would be nice to be added to gnumeric we
> > would proba;y like to do that.
> > 
> > Andreas
> I have one, if you don't mind me jumping in here. When I set up a
> reference to a cell on another sheet that is set up to go to a URL (or
> a mailto: which is what I really want), I would like to be able to
> click on the referencing cell and have it take the same action as the
> referenced cell would take if I clicked on it directly. Does that make
> sense?

This sounds like a reasonable idea to me (but may be quite difficult
since we are considering those links as formatting in the moment).
Please file an enhancement request in against


Done. (I think. This is my first bug submission.)

Don Henson

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