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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One line is the main reason VB6 is so hated
by dvhh on Tue 12th Jun 2012 02:34 UTC
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on error resume next

Silent failure at its best.

Apart from that, well it was BASIC, a language that survived decades ( hell, it's way older than I am !).

Like most developer out there I would hate to touch visual basic code (but still prefer it over fortran). But I am making perl code for a living (Oh god, forgive me, for I am sinning every day ).

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