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  1. #1
    Eric Schatzschneider Guest

    Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    I saw this article. Check it out.

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html



  2. #2
    Rich Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    Eric,

    To me, the writer using the phrase "dumbing down Visual Basic" is inaccurate.
    What the writer goes on to say is more language features, such as templates,
    will be added to C#. I heard that long ago. So, I guess the writer sees adding
    features to C# and not adding them to VB.NET as "dumbing down Visual Basic."
    In reality, nothing is being removed. It is like saying C is "dumbed down
    C++."

    My ten cents...(due to inflation).

    Rich

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    "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote:
    >I saw this article. Check it out.
    >
    >http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    >
    >



  3. #3
    Ed Courtenay Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    This smacks of the author not understanding anything about the .NET
    framework, or how any of the languages fit in the overall picture.

    In reality, the only way they could "dumb-down" VB would be to remove
    functionality from VB.NET when VB.NET 2 is released. What point would that
    serve? Sure, C# may well get support for Generics and suchlike - but if
    VB.NET doesn't get that support is it really "dumbed-down"?

    However, that said, I fully expect to see a "dumbed-down" VB (a la VBA) for
    scripting purposes in host applications.

    --
    Ed Courtenay
    http://www.edcourtenay.co.uk

    "We've all heard that a million monkeys on a million
    keyboards would eventually come up with the entire
    works of Shakespeare - thanks to the Internet, we now
    know this isn't true...."


    "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote in message
    news:3b8c8e7f@news.devx.com...
    > I saw this article. Check it out.
    >
    > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Ted Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote:
    >I saw this article. Check it out.
    >
    >http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    >
    >


    You VB guys sure get offensive.

    I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD environments".



  5. #5
    Bruce Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    Ted,

    <snip>
    > I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    > which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD

    environments".

    VB has been 'tailored' to RAD since V1 and still is in .Net, so your
    enjoyment is just as ridiculous as the thought processes of the author who
    wrote this.

    Bruce




  6. #6
    Robert Kozak Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    This quote has to be my favorite all time of stupid quotes:
    "He did not say how Visual Basic, which is already a simple programming
    language, will be tailored to RAD environments. "

    How can you trust anything the guy says with a quote like that?

    Robert Kozak


    "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote in message
    news:3b8c8e7f@news.devx.com...
    > I saw this article. Check it out.
    >
    > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    >
    >





  7. #7
    Ted Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    "Bruce" <bnekich@hsdinc.com> wrote:
    >Ted,
    >
    ><snip>
    >> I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    >> which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD

    >environments".
    >
    >VB has been 'tailored' to RAD since V1 and still is in .Net, so your
    >enjoyment is just as ridiculous as the thought processes of the author who
    >wrote this.
    >
    >Bruce
    >
    >
    >


    Man I guess I have to explain everything - I was referring to VB as a simple
    language. So my enjoyment is actually ridiculously hilarious. Do you guys
    take offense every time someone says something that is not actually to your
    VB liking?


  8. #8
    Harvey Triana Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    That's right...

    VB can be simple, complex and so forth.. depends of programmer.

    But this is nitwit:
    "will be tailored to RAD environments"
    ________________________________
    Harvey Triana... hansel@latino.net.co



    "Ted" <TTarney@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje
    news:3b8d05e1$1@news.devx.com...
    |
    | "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote:
    | >I saw this article. Check it out.
    | >
    | >http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    | >
    | >
    |
    | You VB guys sure get offensive.
    |
    | I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    | which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD
    environments".
    |
    |



  9. #9
    Bruce Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    > language. So my enjoyment is actually ridiculously hilarious. Do you
    guys
    > take offense every time someone says something that is not actually to

    your
    > VB liking? ^^^^^^^
    >


    Ted,

    You misspelled 'Ted'. And the answer is yes.

    HTH

    Bruce



  10. #10
    John Hilliar Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    So, stop copying VB and start liking it.

    "Ted" <TTarney@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Bruce" <bnekich@hsdinc.com> wrote:
    >>Ted,
    >>
    >><snip>
    >>> I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    >>> which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD

    >>environments".
    >>
    >>VB has been 'tailored' to RAD since V1 and still is in .Net, so your
    >>enjoyment is just as ridiculous as the thought processes of the author

    who
    >>wrote this.
    >>
    >>Bruce
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Man I guess I have to explain everything - I was referring to VB as a simple
    >language. So my enjoyment is actually ridiculously hilarious. Do you guys
    >take offense every time someone says something that is not actually to your
    >VB liking?
    >



  11. #11
    Charles Kiley Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    "Harvey Triana" <_hansel@latino.net.co> wrote:
    >That's right...
    >
    >VB can be simple, complex and so forth.. depends of programmer.


    It depends on the project as well.

    At the corporate level, I found this type of attitude toward VB (simple language)
    to be very prevalent with management. In the past, I had several managers
    tell me that since I knew how to write applications using VB I should be
    able to pick up Excel VBA, Access VBA, ASP/VBScript etc. in about a week.
    From a syntax standpoint they may have been correct in their assumptions,
    however, that doesn't mean I could have written a complex desktop application
    or Web based application after one week. IT recruiters seem to be a little
    smarter in regards to software development. One guy (pretty well known) once
    asked me if I could master C++ in two weeks. I suppose he gave me that extra
    week because he knew the language is a little more complex than VB. ;-)

    Personally, I don't think Microsoft is trying to kill classic VB entirely
    or dumb down VB.NET. Instead they seem to be trying to get the numerous small
    shops and companies that currently use VB, Access, or some other variation
    of VBA to eventually buy into the .NET framework. Perhaps this is why Microsoft
    is trying or is going to promote VB.NET's RAD features?

    While VB allows you to develop certain applications faster than most other
    development languages (which should be a good thing) because it is considered
    to be a RAD tool it also seems to promote a ready, fire, aim approach to
    application development (which is a bad thing imo).

    OT: If there was a survey that broke down two and n-tier software systems
    by the type of programming language that is being used, I bet nowadays the
    order would be C++, Java, with VB coming in third. It seems as if most corporations
    gave up on VB several years ago after finding out that an overly expensive
    one week VB training course wasn't turning their mainframe programmers into
    top flight Windows developers.

  12. #12
    Patrice Scribe Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic

    I wonder anyway how could be marketed those so called non RAD products, SAD
    perhaps. Do you know happy users of those SAD products ? <g>

    Patrice

    "Harvey Triana" <_hansel@latino.net.co> a écrit dans le message news:
    3b8d6587@news.devx.com...
    > That's right...
    >
    > VB can be simple, complex and so forth.. depends of programmer.
    >
    > But this is nitwit:
    > "will be tailored to RAD environments"
    > ________________________________
    > Harvey Triana... hansel@latino.net.co
    >
    >
    >
    > "Ted" <TTarney@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje
    > news:3b8d05e1$1@news.devx.com...
    > |
    > | "Eric Schatzschneider" <eric@asiasmart.com> wrote:
    > | >I saw this article. Check it out.
    > | >
    > | >http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2093679,00.html
    > | >
    > | >
    > |
    > | You VB guys sure get offensive.
    > |
    > | I particulary enjoyed this statement - "He did not say how Visual Basic,
    > | which is already a simple programming language, will be tailored to RAD
    > environments".
    > |
    > |
    >
    >




  13. #13
    Ted Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    "Bruce" <no@spam> wrote:
    >> language. So my enjoyment is actually ridiculously hilarious. Do you

    >guys
    >> take offense every time someone says something that is not actually to

    >your
    >> VB liking? ^^^^^^^
    >>

    >
    >Ted,
    >
    >You misspelled 'Ted'. And the answer is yes.
    >
    >HTH
    >
    >Bruce
    >
    >


    I guess this is a riddle. OK I give in. Explain?

  14. #14
    Ted Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    "John Hilliar" <jmh1@clicks.co.za> wrote:
    >
    >So, stop copying VB and start liking it.
    >


    OK, another riddle. What do you mean by "copying VB"? And I will never
    like it!!!

  15. #15
    John Milton Hilliar Guest

    Re: Make C# like Java and dumbing down Visual Basic


    Geesh watt planet u from ???

    "Ted" <TTarney@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >"John Hilliar" <jmh1@clicks.co.za> wrote:
    >>
    >>So, stop copying VB and start liking it.
    >>

    >
    >OK, another riddle. What do you mean by "copying VB"? And I will never
    >like it!!!



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