[Mono-list] Visual Basic 6 Support
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.
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.