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Most people bash VB6 programmers rather than the language because back when it was popular, it was so easy to get started with that it attracted a lot of relatively unskilled programmers. Also, those days, C and C++ were considered the de-facto real programming language on Windows. And anyone not doing in-code memory management was considered a dummy. Ironic that both VB6 and C++ got eliminated by memory-managed language frameworks like C#, JS, and VB.NET
I can see how large legacy VB6 code-bases would continue to be retained as-is, because re-writing it into a managed framework is a huge ask. What I don't get it why new code would ever get written in VB6, with the lack of support, limited availability of engineers who've used it, etc.
The new VB6 code happens when those large legacy apps need minor updates or changes. At any given point, it's a lot less work to add a bit of code to the existing application than to do a re-write. And so new VB6 code continues to be written, year after year.
I wouldn't be surprised if there's some poor soul in 2035 who is still plugging away making updates and additions to a legacy VB6 app. Although at that point, such a person might be able to charge some hefty consulting rates for working in VB6. So perhaps this person would more more of a tortured soul than a poor soul...
have you tried looking in the soapbox or weird and wonderful? That's where this story would belong. /trollface
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Operation cluster now use the company's Share Point Server as per orders from above. I don't know if it's standard share point to have a link in a document to the document you want but that is the way it's set up. It would be great if the link pointed toward a document. I click them and get taken to another copy of the same thing...
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