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: Why the hate?
by Tuishimi on Mon 11th Jun 2012 19:28 UTC in reply to "Why the hate?"
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e.g. A small program for manipulating text might be more efficient if written in C, but you can do it in Perl or shell script with a tenth the effort. Or a GUI for some program could be written using GTK+ and C, but if memory use is not an issue, using PyGTK could make it more maintainable.

I agree. It really depends on what you are trying to do and how much time you have to do it in. Prototyping in some of the interpreted/dynamic languages is useful too...

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