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Should Posts Here Use Java to Explain Visual Basic? [Poll Closed]

 
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I see these "How To" posts about Visual Basic are getting some views, which is great. So far, I have refrained from making any comparisons between how something might be done in Visual Basic and how the same thing might be done in Java (except, of course, for the post with the Java-to-Visual Basic cheat sheet). That's because not everyone seeking to learn Visual Basic is an old hand at Java. However, even though the Big Moose Saloon isn't just a Java community, it seems pretty clear that a lot of ranchers are Java programmers. So, the question is this:


 
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Okay, so after an overwhelming groundswell of response, in which seven votes were cast by three people, the consensus answer appears to be, "rarely." I like that as, even though I can write a good Java program, it would be risky to assume my Java is fluent enough to use it to explain anything that was already hard to explain in Visual Basic, except maybe in the uncommon situation where something abstruse in one language is a clear match for something equally abstruse in both languages.

 
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