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 Delgarde on Tue 12th Jun 2012 01:40 UTC in reply to "Why the hate?"
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Couldn't the same be considered to apply to small graphical programs for Windows? Maybe VB6 is the right tool for quickly throwing together something that doesn't require power, finesse, or portability.

The problem with that reasoning is that over time, small programs often become large programs. And then when you find that you *do* need power, and you *do* need finesse and you *do* need portability, what do you do?

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