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LinuxProgramming.com: Editor's Comment: What to make of VB for Linux?

Nov 07, 2000, 19:13 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)

"Perhaps I wasn't paying attention, but when did we Linux developers collectively decide that Microsoft's Visual Basic is the next Big Evil Thing we should all be rallying against, like villagers armed with pitchforks and torches, hunting down Frankenstein's monster? Did I miss a memo?"

"I bring up this topic because of how often lately I've seen sneering references to VB and any project (like KBasic or Phoenix Open Basic) that so much as whispers an intent to port VB to Linux, or to create an even vaguely VB-like environment to Linux. I honestly don't mean to be unkind, but think this is about as wrong-headed, elitist, and just plain goofy as things get, even in this traveling circus we call a computer industry."

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