[Mono-list] I want to get in on this.

Kunle Odutola kunle.odutola@virgin.net
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:27:03 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-list-admin@ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-admin@ximian.com]On
> Behalf Of Martin Coxall
> Sent: 11 July 2001 09:51
> To: Bob Smith; Mike Labosh
> Cc: mono-list@ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] I want to get in on this.
> > I dont speak for everyone, but I'd love to see a vb compiler for mono.
> > There is a tun of vb programmers/code out there that could be harnased
> > for gnome programming if vb was available. You wouldnt need to know
> > asembly to do it. The C# compiler is writen in C#.
> Highly unlikely. VB is not .NET compatible.
> VB.NET is, however. It is also a *very* different language to VB.
> However,
> VB.NET isn't an open standard, so there is no scope there.

This is incorrect. The VB.NET language is mostly compatible with VB6's
dialect of the VB language. It is possible to produce a VB6.NET and a VB.NET
compiler in fact although the vastly different platform API in VB6 might
pose some serious problems.