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C is much more readable and natural in the. I’ve read an article or two comparing C to VB in terms of. So here it is: However, given your specific situation, I would actually float a different idea, specifically IronPython.

This has worked just fine for me so far, but there appears to be a need for me to move into a. Most of these concerns appear to be things that can be dealt with in the writing of the code as opposed to the language itself, but I don’t know enough to be certain. This means that many calls will look goofy compared to the documentation. So in my opinion, only if you have large legacy codebase in VB which you cannot afford to rewrite, go with VB.

Customize the look and feel of the application or extend its base functionality to meet your needs. The main considerations since I am the only person who will be taking part in this are future extendability, “safety” of code, and readability. Nathanus 3, 1 25 We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It really comes down to the preferences of your development team or yourself, if you are the team.


While I understand that this may be off topic to an extent, I am in a bit of a bind and could use some help directing my thought process and research.

Petr Krebs 9, 1 17 GetValue gds set up tracing IWorkspace. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. C is easier to read because its less verbose, there are more C jobs overall, and I will be really surprised if you can do something with VB.

There are a few differencesbut they both offer similar features like exception handling, etc.

I don’t have a local DB right now, so I can’t try it exactly, but maybe I’ll do a test sooner rather than later. Furthermore, documentation from Esri and Microsoft typically provide examples for equivalent operations esploring both VB. It seems a fantastic match for this need: I have little programming background aside from: Here’s my two cents coming from extensive experience with both of them along with few other languages:.

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NET is and will be sort of kept around, but new features and tooling are almost always first available in C. NET that you can’t do with C. You’ll spend some time troubleshooting obscure bugs that come from the impedance mismatch of several layers of abstraction: NET world, it’s better to take advantage of the fact you are essentially in edploring learning process and incorporate taking on C in it as well.


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If you’ve been doing this, it would be awesome if you wrote it up! This is not intended as an answer per se, but is submitted in reference to the IronPython answer posted by Dan S.

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Here’s my two cents coming from extensive experience with both of them along with few other languages: The Best Books of I never got that far, but I did write this little testing script. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Mar 30 ’11 at You will be living on an obscure and bleeding edgearclbjects within the ESRI community but even to some extent in the larger.