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."
galvanash
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2006-01-25

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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RE[2]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Mon 11th Jun 2012 10:25 in reply to "RE: yeah, it's great."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is really a shame that politics spoiled Delphi's future.

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RE[3]: yeah, it's great.
by snorkel1 on Mon 11th Jun 2012 19:48 in reply to "RE[2]: yeah, it's great."
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

"It is really a shame that politics spoiled Delphi's future."

How is it spoiled? Delphi still rocks, and there is also Lazarus and Free Pascal, which is actually really nice.
If anyone is interested in Delphi take a look at Lazarus, it's syntax is exactly the same and creates the nice stand alone single exe applications.
The Lazarus IDE is similar to Delphi 7 with many many enhancements.

Edited 2012-06-11 19:51 UTC

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