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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Delgarde
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2008-08-19

it is about scalability and platform/vendor independence.


Not to mention maintaining it after ten years have passed and the codebase has grown to millions of lines. It's that kind of codebase that's mostly responsible for VB6's dread reputation...

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