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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Why I loved VB6
by adinas on Mon 11th Jun 2012 18:10 UTC
adinas
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2005-08-17

The best feature for me was 'edit and continue'. I literally wrote 80% of my code in debug mode. You could make changes and move your break point back and it would use the changed code - no need to stop and recompile. I'd make functions, classes, whatever you wanted and see how it ran and fixed it, all without stopping or reloading. The only down side was that you couldn't save until you stopped the program, on Windows 98 which is was not so stable that could cause quite a bit of code loss after 3 hours of development with no need to stop.

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