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PLEASE READ IF YOU PROGRAM: Help Continue Visual Basic

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Mike, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Mike

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    Hello Folks,

    I first want to say sorry to posting the same message to so many forums but
    we need your help preserve the Microsoft Visual Basic Language for it is a
    valiable asset!!!!

    If you do any VB programming you should know that currently the mainstream
    support for VB6 ended on March 31, 2005. And if you do any VB coding please
    help us and sign the petition that we are sending to Microsoft for
    continuation of support!

    Please sign the Petition to continue VB... (click below)
    http://classicvb.org/petition/index.asp

    This is only to help protect a language that has made life easy for a ton of
    us!!!

    Here is some additional info:

    Will VB 9 Win Over the VB 6 Faithful?
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1869134,00.asp

    VB: Past, Present, Future
    http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/features/vb6/vbpastpresentfuture.html

    Please help keep a language around that has been here since 1980. It can
    make everyones like easier to deal with. Especially us old timers. (smile)
    Mike
     
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  3. Harlan Grove

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    Mike wrote...
    ....
    >If you do any VB programming you should know that currently the mainstream
    >support for VB6 ended on March 31, 2005. And if you do any VB coding please
    >help us and sign the petition that we are sending to Microsoft for
    >continuation of support!

    ....
    >Please help keep a language around that has been here since 1980. It can
    >make everyones like easier to deal with. Especially us old timers. (smile)


    First, don't make patently untrue statements in advocacy. The BASIC
    that existed in 1980 is definitely NOT any version of VB, nor even
    close to QBASIC. The old, mandatory line number BASIC deserved its
    extinction. Visual Basic if you include its immediate predecessor Quick
    Basic has only been around since the late 1980s.

    Next, this is one of the pleasures of using proprietary languages: the
    company that sells the language you've come to depend upon has the
    unilateral ability to pull the rug out from under you. It's your own
    fault for choosing a proprietary language.

    You might want to consider whether it'd be easier to port to
    PowerBASIC, RealBASIC or TrueBASIC. It's unlikely any of those BASIC
    dialects would sacrifice backward compatibility.
     
  4. David S via AccessMonster.com

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    Tony Toews wrote:
    >>and just for the record;

    >
    >Aaron
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    >If you could respond in a decent fashion without flipping your lid you'd get better
    >responses.

    I doubt very much whether Aaron is interested in getting "better responses" :)
    He's too busy giving homeless men head :) Although with the way he gnashes
    his teeth, I doubt if those men would be thanking him for the experience
    either :)

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  5. David S via AccessMonster.com

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    >Harlin, thank you for your positive contributions to the community

    Although I do think you're on a hiding to nothing trying to reason with Aaron
    - you've more than adequately demonstrated the accuracy and cogency of your
    side of things and everyone else already agrees with you, but I hope you're
    wasting too much time and energy believing you can actually change Aaron's
    mind, since he's clearly impervious to any logic and common sense. Unless
    you're just enjoying seeing him make an idiot of himself, which I must say is
    why I keep posting to this thread :)

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  6. David S via AccessMonster.com

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    Harlan Grove wrote:
    >What's the matter? Having some difficulty getting matrix inversion code
    >programmed in VBA?

    Aaron probably hasn't found the funciton module code to do it yet; I'd say
    it's because (a) he's not looking, or (b) he's not found it yet, because the
    person who wrote it as a VB function hasn't turned up on Google yet. It's
    also possible that no such person exists, since I think one would be crazy to
    do this in VB, since there are probably some perfectly good statistical
    packages out there that you could plug into VB.

    Re-use of code is a perfectly acceptable solution in my book, but you do take
    the risk that the code will have a bug in it that you cna't do anything about
    - the risk is greater the more complex the funciton is, and I'd have a
    "matrix inversion" function right up there. Which is why I'm never going to
    be using any of Aaron's stuff :)

    Aaron Kempf wrote:
    >i need people to start speaking the TRUTH.

    Hey, I was the one who said you were giving that homeless man head, wasn't I?
    :)

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  7. David S via AccessMonster.com

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    Oh, and we're all still waiting for that matrix inversion routine in VB, btw :
    ) Not that I even understand what a inverting a matrix is (it's been a long
    time since I did matrices in first year maths at uni!), but I'm happy to
    admit my ignorance on this matter and defer to the knowledge of others.
    Thankfully, you're not in that category of "others" :)

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