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On the other pole entirely, I'm known at work for not wearing a coat to walk from my car to the lobby when in heavy snowfalls or -40 windchills. Around my apartment I'm known for shoveling snow in shorts and a tshirt.
Today's lesson is brought to you by the word "niggardly". Remember kids, don't attribute to racism what can be explained by Scandinavian language roots.
-- Robert Royall
I lived in this area for 10 years before the 2-year sojourn to Orlando. I like snow. I'll be having fun in January!! Although, watching out for the DC idiots who have no concept of how to drive in snow is always ... interesting and good for developing my non-kid-sister-safe vocabulary.
ha ha I think you're right in os far as what was probably meant, but as a die-hard VB defender I think ERL was right!
Trouble with all you anti-VB lot is that you're all stuck in the past. With the advent of .NET there is really not that much difference in what can be done in either language. If VB is still more forgiving of bad programming practice, such practices are still the fault of the developer, not the language.
In some ways, this coming together of the different languages in the .NET framework is a retrograde step, precisely because it takes away the relative advantages of one language over another. In the old days, VB was great for quick and dirty solutions, while C (in whatever guise) was all but essential for anything "heavy-duty". Nowadays, it really doesn't matter - it's purely a question of personal prefernce which language you use - they are all the same under the hood.
I must step in at this point, because Real Basic is comparable with VB 6, and not VB.NET, so arguments that VB.NET is as good as C#, while interesting, have no relevance here. It's like comparing a bicycle to a horse - while they both theoretically could be used for the same thing, nobody in their right mind would attempt to go show jumping on a bicycle.
So - what do I think about Real Basic? Well, I preferred VB - and that's saying something. The problem is, it's big selling point is that it's cross platform, which isn't of much interest to a lot of developers if the underlying application doesn't have access to the fancy features. And the simple fact is VB's biggest selling point was how customisable it was with the use of ActiveX controls, which aren't cross platform.
Deja View - the feeling that you've seen this post before.