AccelerateTM for Microsoft 365 is a new, commercially available Microsoft Office add-in that deeply integrates the Visual Scheme for ApplicationsTM (VSATM) programming language into the popular back-office automation suite, for versions 2016 and later. VSA intends to serve as the “third musketeer,” alongside Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and the popular formula expression language of Excel, but with a twist: Under the hood of this uniquely powerful language is the full reach and power of the .NET Framework.
One thing that surprises developers who haven't yet had a chance to explore a proper Lisp is how similar the new
LAMBDA functions in Excel look, or at least feel, like Lisp/Scheme. Here is an example of an Excel
Now here's the same thing in Scheme:
(lambda (x y) (let ((xs (* x x)) (ys (* y y))) (sqrt (+ xs ys))))