[Mono-list] Visual Basic 6 Support

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
28 Feb 2003 09:42:38 -0500

mbas isn't the answer to his question.  mbas is implementing the Visual
Basic .NET language, while Pomerantz Daniel is asking for a
VB6-compatible language.  As he mentions, they're not the same language.

It's possible that mbas could be extended to support VB6 syntax, but I
don't know how feasible/practical that is.  It might be better to fork
mbas for VB6 support, assuming that it's practical to do that.

 - Jon

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 05:14, Richard Torkar wrote:
> 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.
> > 
> http://www.go-mono.org/mbas.html
> /Richard