[Mono-list] Visual Basic 6 Support

Pomerantz Daniel dmprantz@yahoo.com
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 06:37:46 -0800 (PST)

I appreciate the link, but the title of that page is "mbas: Mono's
Basic.NET Compiler." and the first sentence is "MBAS is a CIL compiler
for the Visual Basic language, an extended version of VisualBasic.NET."
which imply that mbas is language compatible with VB.NET, not VB 6. 
The two are different languages.  That's the point of my post, I was
wondering if any one has looked at working on a way to take a VB6 VBP
file and compiling it directly to MSIL, with no conversion.


--- Richard Torkar <richard.torkar@htu.se> 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
> -- 
> Ph.D. Student
> Dept. of Informatics and Mathematics

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