Imagine this. It’s Halloween. You’ve got a costume party to go to at 7 but there’s one small hiccup – you’ve got no costume. As a VB programmer you’re used to coming up with nick-of-time solutions to all manner of complex business problems but all your coding skills won’t help you now.
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October 2006 –VB Architect-emeritus Paul Vick responds via his blog to question by some completely random VB customer named Anthony about bootstrapping the VB compiler (rewriting it in VB), admits no definite plans yet but says that “one thing that would be nice about a managed compiler would be opening up the services to other tools…”