"Thomas Eyde" <thomas.eyde@online.no> wrote:
>J# is the Java language on the .Net engine. Why couldn't MS ship the
>rumoured VB7 as VB

Well, for one, Java and .NET use garbage collection whereas VB6 does not.
The lack of deterministic finalization is a particularly difficult problem
to get around. A while back, Brian Harry wrote a newsgroup post which explained
the issues involved....