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Death of VB.Net
I was recently told that is a body of opinion that VB.Net will, at some point, disappear. That is, C#.Net is more likely to go the distance than VB.Net, and thus anyone choosing a MS language to play with should choose C#.Net.
They are adding some features to VB.Net in the next version of VS.NET codenamed Whitbey so I don't think we will see VB.Net dissappearing.
If VB were really going to disappear, the first version of .NET would have been the best place to begin leaving it out.
A simple comment on the original rumor: horseshit.
Agreed. It's horseshit.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Thanks for the replies. I was a bit surprised by the assertion that VB.Net was yesterday's language somehow, as I had never come across anything to support that kind of proposition. Ah, well....
I've heard that opinion almost since .Net was introduced.
The point of the whole .NET effort is to leave legacy behind. Moreso with VB.
The differences between C# and VB.NET are so small, I think I benefit more from coding in C#.
Paul Vick, one of the language designers of VB.NET, hears this one all the time. For his response, check out his blog: www.panopticoncentral.net.
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