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[6]: VB6.....
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
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And it's often quite handy to have, at least most of the time, a folding bike in the trunk of your car - a sort of hub and spokes model of transportation, on a personal level.

(not sure where I'm going here, with this sort of analogy - perhaps it's about the utility of embedding into "serious" apps scripting languages like Lua ;p )

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