[Mono-list] Visual Basic 6 Support

Richard Torkar richard.torkar@htu.se
28 Feb 2003 11:14:11 +0100

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 02:08, Pomerantz Daniel wrote:
> First of all, I'd like to thank every one who's working on this
> project!  Great idea, and great job!  I'd love to help out, but my
> knowledge of .NET is not up to par yet, which kindof brings me to my
> question:  Has there been any discussion of implementing a CIL compiler
> for Visual Basic as the language existed in MS VB 6.0?  Microsoft's
> changes to the VB language has put several developers at a disadvantage
> of having to practically learn an entirely new language.  There are a
> multitude of VB6 programmers out there who would love to get involved
> with .NET, but don't have the language skills yet.  Just as MS created
> j# to port Java, I see no reason why VB 6 couldn't also be compiled to
> MSIL.  I wouldn't expect system services such as COM/COM+ to be
> available, but with the limited OO ability of VB 6, it should be
> possible.  This is a project I would be willing and able to work on.


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