Just curious ....


L

Liz

anyone have any idea why there have been (at least) 82 VS 2008 post-release
messages here on the C# board but only 5 on the VB.NET board; are the VB
crowd just not interested??

strikes me as a significant difference but I'm not sure what to make of it
....
 
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Chris Mullins [MVP - C#]

There seem to be two equally plausable alternatives:
1 - C# developers are cutting edge folks, while the VB guys are lazy and
still focused on VB6.
2 - C# people here have no lives, and even during Thanksgiving week continue
to do work related stuff.

It's gotta be option 1.
I, for one, know, for sure, that I don't fall into category two. Nope. Not
me.
 
W

Wingot

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mullins [MVP - C#] [mailto:cmullins@yahoo.com]
Posted At: Thursday, 22 November 2007 8:54 AM
Posted To: microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp
Conversation: Just curious ....
Subject: Re: Just curious ....

There seem to be two equally plausable alternatives:
1 - C# developers are cutting edge folks, while the VB guys are lazy
and
still focused on VB6.
2 - C# people here have no lives, and even during Thanksgiving week
continue
to do work related stuff.

It's gotta be option 1.
I, for one, know, for sure, that I don't fall into category two. Nope.
Not
me.

--
Chris Mullins

Liz said:
anyone have any idea why there have been (at least) 82 VS 2008
post-release messages here on the C# board but only 5 on the VB.NET board;
are the VB crowd just not interested??

strikes me as a significant difference but I'm not sure what to make of it
...
When I saw her question, I thought the first option actually, and had
you not stated it, was going to post it.

So yeah, option 1.

Also, to Chris:

It's really annoying!
Why not?
Don't top post.
 
P

Peter Duniho

anyone have any idea why there have been (at least) 82 VS 2008 post-release
messages here on the C# board but only 5 on the VB.NET board; are the VB
crowd just not interested??

strikes me as a significant difference but I'm not sure what to make of it
...
As Chris says, surely it can't be because we in the C# newsgroup have
nothing better to do. :)

For what it's worth, as far as I know there's no major language upgrade
in 2008 for VB.NET, but there is for C#. So perhaps that's at least
part of the difference.

Pete
 
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Liz said:
anyone have any idea why there have been (at least) 82 VS 2008 post-release
messages here on the C# board but only 5 on the VB.NET board; are the VB
crowd just not interested??

strikes me as a significant difference but I'm not sure what to make of it
A combination of:
* more C# users than VB.NET users
* people that went from C++ or VB6 to C# are probably more interested in
big changes than people that went from VB6 to VB.NET
* one thread becoming "hot" and result in a lot of posts
would be my explanation.

Arne
 
W

Wingot

-----Original Message-----
From: Arne Vajhøj [mailto:arne@vajhoej.dk]
Posted At: Thursday, 22 November 2007 11:09 AM
Posted To: microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp
Conversation: Just curious ....
Subject: Re: Just curious ....
anyone have any idea why there have been (at least) 82 VS 2008 post- release
messages here on the C# board but only 5 on the VB.NET board; are the VB
crowd just not interested??

strikes me as a significant difference but I'm not sure what to make
of it

A combination of:
* more C# users than VB.NET users
* people that went from C++ or VB6 to C# are probably more interested
in
big changes than people that went from VB6 to VB.NET
* one thread becoming "hot" and result in a lot of posts
would be my explanation.

Arne
I also believe it is partly because C# is the more "up-to date"
language, and so C# developers tend to care about changes and using the
most recent development tools/environments.
 
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Stephany Young

It's purely because the ones reading the VB.NET, saw no need to repond to
what amounted to an announcement and no-one saw any need to re-tell people
what they already new.

I really couldn't believe the number of seperate threads with variations on
the same announcement that showed up in here.
 
L

Liz

It's purely because the ones reading the VB.NET, saw no need to repond to
what amounted to an announcement and no-one saw any need to re-tell people
what they already new.

I really couldn't believe the number of seperate threads with variations
on the same announcement that showed up in here.
it's what happens when people are excited about an event, Stephany ... which
was palpable in this group ... and so I wondered why a group of VB
developers would not share some of the same excitement

you see the same sort of thing at sporting events, disaster sites and so on
.... people saying the same thing repeatedly to one another ... suits me; it
tells me people are alive, awake and still capable of authentic expression

I'll hazard a guess that there are more mountain climbers and sky divers in
the C# camp than in the VB camp
 
J

Jon Skeet [C# MVP]

Chris Mullins said:
There seem to be two equally plausable alternatives:
1 - C# developers are cutting edge folks, while the VB guys are lazy and
still focused on VB6.
2 - C# people here have no lives, and even during Thanksgiving week continue
to do work related stuff.

It's gotta be option 1.
I, for one, know, for sure, that I don't fall into category two. Nope. Not
me.
Yeah. You certainly wouldn't catch me doing C#-related stuff outside
working hours. Pah!
 
J

Jon Skeet [C# MVP]

Peter Duniho said:
For what it's worth, as far as I know there's no major language upgrade
in 2008 for VB.NET, but there is for C#. So perhaps that's at least
part of the difference.
No, VB9 has most of the features of C# 3 as well - more, in fact, as it
has XML literals as well. (Its lambda expressions aren't as fully
featured, however.)
 
J

Jon Skeet [C# MVP]

Stephany Young said:
It's purely because the ones reading the VB.NET, saw no need to repond to
what amounted to an announcement and no-one saw any need to re-tell people
what they already new.

I really couldn't believe the number of seperate threads with variations on
the same announcement that showed up in here.
I remember seeing *two* announcement threads here - they rapidly moved
from the announcement to other questions around 2008.

How many announcement threads did you see?
 
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Wingot

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz [mailto:liz@tiredofspam.com]
Posted At: Thursday, 22 November 2007 2:48 PM
Posted To: microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp
Conversation: Just curious ....
Subject: Re: Just curious ....


It's purely because the ones reading the VB.NET, saw no need to repond to
what amounted to an announcement and no-one saw any need to re-tell people
what they already new.

I really couldn't believe the number of seperate threads with variations
on the same announcement that showed up in here.
it's what happens when people are excited about an event, Stephany ...
which
was palpable in this group ... and so I wondered why a group of VB
developers would not share some of the same excitement

you see the same sort of thing at sporting events, disaster sites and
so on
... people saying the same thing repeatedly to one another ... suits
me; it
tells me people are alive, awake and still capable of authentic
expression

I'll hazard a guess that there are more mountain climbers and sky
divers in
the C# camp than in the VB camp
I'm up for Mountain Climbing and Sky Diving anyday ;)
 

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