C++ vs. Visual Basic
Bob Ammerman email (remove spam text)
Couldn't resist chiming in...
I am both a PIC programmer (almost exclusively assembler) and a
PC/MAC/Unix/Embedded_x86 C/C++ programmer. I do use VB or Delphi once in a
while for 'quick and dirty' stuff.
I spend a lot of time in all of these environments.
[Historically I can add VAX/VMS, IBM OS/MVS, Data General AOS[/VS], x86
assembly, Fortran, Forth and many other platforms (even Cobol :-( ).]
As has been said many times before: Horses for Courses.
VB (or Delphi) is an excellent choice for quick user-interface intensive
hacks on the PC side. If you really have to do any crunching, you're much
better off with C++ (although the Pascal based Delphi can come _very_ close
to C++ [it actually uses the same code generator as Borland's C++ Builder]).
In short, I figure that VB/Delphi is appropriate for most programmers that
don't want to commit to the effort/time required to really understand the
underpinnings of Windoze or (X-Window or MacOS or ... for that matter).
It'll generally let you do what you need to do.
(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level
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