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A long time ago I worked in interpreted BASIC, then QuickBasic, then a variant of BASIC called Metropolis (used in Alpha-Micro minis), FoxPro and a few other languages, and then I discovered C# and never looked back.
I've always looked at programming language discussions wars like this:
If you enjoy programming in language XYZ, have at it! If you can make a living working in it, even better!
Just please don't try to ram your preferred language down my throat.
Maunder is a spaces bloke, so just watch out if your account starts acting funny.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
I worked with VB.NET before I worked with C# and I kind of think that it does deserve a fair portion of the hate that it gets. On the rare occasions that I have to revisit it, I find it excruciating. There's something about "IIF" (eeeeeefffff?) in particular that makes me want to die.
And in any case, any language that is littered with the word "Dim" is fundamentally self descriptive.
Sander's charitable attitude towards VB is obviously rooted in nostalgia and can be forgiven but it boils down to a simple case of C# == good, VB = rank - there's no need for the jury to retire on this one.
And yes, it would be nice if people didn't get so damned opinionated about languages!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
After reading the other replies you made, it looks like you were in a bad mood of sorts? Anyhow, it probably will not be the last time you vent like that.
I have been warned many times in the last 11+ years here that I am acting like an a**hole, and need to stop. Recently I was threatened with a temporary ban after pooping all over the Soapbox. That was a wake up call.
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