Style and Preferences

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The style and practice of writing BASIC code has changed significantly since the language was introduced almost 40 years ago, and continues to evolve . More than any other programming language, BASIC has been adapted to almost every conceivable purpose and used in almost every possible computing environment. It is, perhaps, the most nonstandard computer language ever developed. Thus, the idea of suggesting a particular style or usage of the language may seem quaint, but is nonetheless part of the purpose of this book. As the previous section should have made clear, Visual Basic .NET represents a huge leap forward for the Visual Basic language. Parts of the language have been dropped, other parts have been significantly altered , and still other parts are completely new. Where possible, the book offers suggestions on how best to use the language and provides rationale for those suggestions. Some suggestions are based on practical considerations; others are purely stylistic, bordering on pure personal preference. Readers are, of course, always free to ignore such suggestions ”one of the joys of programming is the freedom to write code as one sees fit.

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The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language
The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language
ISBN: 0321169514
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 173
Authors: Paul Vick

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