Scott Hanselman

You have GOT to be kidding me

March 10, '05 Comments [11] Posted in Programming
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I have no words: http://classicvb.org/petition/

In other news, I demand that Leaded Gasoline be brought back to support my 1963 Ford Falcon.

Set VB6 = Nothing

'Nuff said.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, March 11, 2005 2:36:21 AM UTC
There wouldn't happen to be a counter-petition anywheres to convince MS to not waste time on such nonsense?
Friday, March 11, 2005 2:42:58 AM UTC
The petition is great and all but it really doesn’t go far enough. We need to go the distance and bring full compilation and IDE support for QBasic. Revolutionary brothers and sisters, dust off your 5.25” floppies and bring our QBasic comrades into the 21st century.
Friday, March 11, 2005 3:07:52 AM UTC
You have to feel sorry for the poor bastards (VB6 programmers), if all I knew was VB6, I'd probably be scared about my future job prospects, but hey, they knew it was coming.
Friday, March 11, 2005 3:10:08 AM UTC
While we are at it, let's also demand that the Internet be extinct... C'mon people, this looks like a reality TV show "Amish in the bytes" (I hope I don't offend any Amish by saying that)
Sergio Pereira
Friday, March 11, 2005 6:39:49 AM UTC
Keith... just blog about this and link to everyone else who is on our side. If you don't have a blog, now's a good time to start ;-)
Friday, March 11, 2005 7:46:34 AM UTC
See also Geoff Appleby's rant:

http://codebetter.com/blogs/geoff.appleby/archive/2005/03/09/59457.aspx
Friday, March 11, 2005 9:26:13 AM UTC
Why do you care? Do you feel the petition as a threat? What would happen if someone took the responsibility to support VB6? Does it occure to you that some people may have a good business reason for the petition?

Let's just face it: VB6 is the new COBOL. Only way to kill it is to remove COM from Windows, and when will that happen?
Thomas Eyde
Friday, March 11, 2005 1:21:20 PM UTC
We all know Scott H. is technically inclined, but now he's answered the question about his business intelligence: he's not too bright.
Aiax
Friday, March 11, 2005 4:27:48 PM UTC
Aiax,

Ouch!

* The code out there works now and will still work. We're talking about Microsoft removing *generally available support.* When was the last time a VB6 Service Pack came out? They're just not releasing any more. They're not going to flip a magic switch and make vbvm60.dll stop running.

* There is till another FOUR YEARS of extended support and another FOUR YEARS of 'super extended $' support after that. Seems like everyone's missing THAT point.

I think folks will be thinking of doing new Windows development in managed code by 2011...no?
Scott Hanselman
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:41:06 PM UTC
OH YEAH! WELL TAKE THIS SCOTT HANSEL-MAN!

Set ScottHanselman = Nothing

And for good measure, VB.NET stylee

ScottHanselman.Close()
ScottHanselman.Dispose()
ScottHanselman = Nothing
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:41:39 PM UTC
p.s feel the BURN! YES!!21@!
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