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  • VB.NET is actually not that bad. Head and shoulders above VB6 as a matter of fact. It is a shame that when people complain that Perl is a read only language that we JAPH's are quick to respond "Not so" yet do the same to another language.
    • You are so right. That does sound very arrogant on my part. I know that they will simply read it and move on to the next message but I regret sending it now.

      I learned and used VB4. It was bad. Real bad. I've also seen the changes up to VB6. I admit that I have not seen VB.NET yet but I don't plan on it either. Anything that requires a twenty-something megabyte download in order to run a small executable cannot be good.

      Microsoft has left a bad taste in my mouth with the totally unbearable "operating

  • You are just the average Perl snob, which is what I am trying to become. I program in VB6 on occassion and it isn't terrible but it isn't Perl, for sure.

    Not to start any boring M$-knocking, but what irritates me about them is their 'we know better than you what you want' attitude. And they learn so damn slowly.