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Steele Price - VB
7/12/2004 4:41:00 PM
Update: somehow I missed these threads when I posted...
A well-deserved smack back to some C# zealotry
Why VB.Net Is Better Than C#
Language wars (sigh)
I really share Eric's sentiments here, but I however, will comment...
[Via HumanCompiler - Erik Porter (MS MVP) Blog]
Sorry if whoever's doing this reads my blog, but personally I think a lot of the stuff on your list is really silly.
C-Sharpener For VB - Why Switch?
On a point by point basis, why this list annoys the heck out of me, and makes the list itself outrageous to seasoned VB developers.
The "For the Developer list"
- maybe, the average is perhaps biased, It's not like you will make more money just for developing in C#. Quality code is Quality code no matter what the language.
- C# is no more elegant looking than VB, PERIOD.
- C# is closer to java, so what? I don't program in java unless I am forced to and that is extremely rare. In fact I use DotNet to specifically avoid Java altogether.
- VB is perceived as a "toy" language. ONLY BECAUSE OF MISREPRESENTATIONS LIKE THIS STUPID LIST!
- Bah, show me ONE Microsoft person besides Anders that will publicly admit to this.
- First point is addressed in Whidbey, 2nd addressed with nDoc, 3rd who cares, if you want unsafe code you probably wouldn't write it in C# anyway, you can't (at least shouldn't) write a hardware driver in C#.
- um, all those are the next release of VB too, not just C#.
The "For the Manager Section"
- your code won't magically improve by switching to C#. If this statement actually had any merit, we would all be programming in ADA.
- VB is 3x more productive for me than C# and the main reason I don't switch primary development to it, besides that, I just don't like C style syntax, in C#, C++ OR Java, I don't care how many people love it, I don't.
- this is PURE crap, if it's mixed, its mixed, you can switch all the C# to VB just as easily, if not MORE easily without codegen.
- so what, we aren't using DotNet for portability, and Mono can compile VB anyway.
- ECMA doesn't make syntax any more standards stable than anything else from Microsoft.
- LIE, flat out LIE... anything they sell is written in C++.
- both points are totally moot to MOST development efforts and point #1 is solved completely with nDoc.
Lists like this remind me of idiots promoting rumor and inuendo as facts that must be refuted by sites like this.