Why I dislike VisualBASIC 6

Note that some of these statements may or may not apply to VisualBASIC.net:

Bad Things
Public Const MyStupidConst         = 1
Public Const MySecondStupidConst   = 2
Public Const MyEvenMoreStupidConst = 4

Good Things
-- Pascal de Bruijn (11 Jun 2005)

"Let’s say the adoption of programming languages has very often been somewhat accidental, and the emphasis has very often been on how easy it is to implement the programming language rather than on its actual merits and features. For instance, Basic would never have surfaced because there was always a language better than Basic for that purpose."
-- Alan Kay (ACM Queue vol. 2, no. 9 - Dec/Jan 2004-2005)

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