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[3]: kill -9 now...
by bassbeast on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: kill -9 now..."
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Ahhh...see, just like those that use CLI think themselves "better" than everyone else so too are you getting all upset because someone DARED to say the word programmer when they aren't talking about the language of your choice. kinda childish if you ask me, I'd say there is no different between that and the word mechanic, where one can be a mechanic only capable of working on your average Dodge or you can be a mechanic capable of working on formula one. That doesn't mean the formula one mechanic should get all butthurt if someone calls the Dodge guy a mechanic, after all he does get paid better and should frankly be happy with what he has.

In the end if the tool didn't do the job then it wouldn't be used, simple as that. And even after MSFT tried to kill it over a half a decade ago the fact that its still the #3 business language just shows that it still does the job many businesses require. The fact that you spent more than half your post trying to insult the tool (and the users of said tool being implied) just shows your prejudice more than anything, in fact it kinda reminded me of the old "Freetards and Winbreds" flame wars, where it wasn't enough to say you simply didn't like the software but you had to insult anyone who would use it. Kinda sad, but then again programmers aren't known for being the most social of creatures ;-)

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