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Re: Industry versus academia

On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 05:11:48PM +0000, DLWeinreb@attbi.com wrote:
> The big world out there has a WHOLE LOT more people who are really
> not qualified to go near C++, Java, C#, and so on, but can get
> by in Visual Basic.

Exactly what is it in Visual Basic, then, that makes it more suitable
for these people? Clearly this property, whatever it is, is something
that a lightweight language should have. Or is it something that's
inherently incompatible with the features we want for "serious

Lauri Alanko