Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE: yeah, it's great.
by galvanash on Mon 11th Jun 2012 07:41 UTC in reply to "yeah, it's great."
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So let's give credit where credit is due: VB6 allowed a lot of people to write software in very little time, which no other mainstream development system at the time did to such a large audience.

Delphi? PowerBuilder? The only thing special about VB was that it had Microsoft's logo on the box... But Delphi had a real language under the hood, and PowerBuilder didn't pretend to be a real language.

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