Paul Lutus wrote:
> Not when the vendor can kill it. Microsoft killed Visual Basic. Q.E.D.
>

Not to belabor the topic, but how is Microsoft killing off VB? I
understand that VBA is being retired, but VB seems to be alive and
kicking through .NET in the 2005 version
(http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/default.aspx). Did I miss
something? I know that VB 6.0 is formally losing support as of 2008 but
the .NET implementation is still alive, correct? Even if Microsoft
formally retired VB there are other one-off alternatives that could
take its place. RealBasic for example
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REALbasic).