Not sure what to believe about this...the thread has been read 600 times to read 17 messages. That comes to 35 users reading the thread. 9 out of 35 voted. 20% of the readers were in favour of such a solution to our problem. At this level of interest I do not think that we can hire a programmer.
I wish I had more time. Python has been on my "to do list" for years now :-)