MV C++ 6.0 or MV C++.net 2002 edition?

This is a discussion on MV C++ 6.0 or MV C++.net 2002 edition? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Anyone know which I should get?...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    7

    MV C++ 6.0 or MV C++.net 2002 edition?

    Anyone know which I should get?

  2. #2
    Registered User biosx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    230
    I would go for the .NET version b/c I'm sure it has alot of bug fixes and such.

    I use Visual C++ 6.0 now, though, and I haven't had a problem. So if you really don't care about .NET, get whatever is cheaper

  3. #3
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    Remember however, that .net will not run on 95/98. We just had another thread where some guy had bought .net and wondered why it wouldn't run on his 98 system.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  4. #4
    Unregistered
    Guest

    hm....

    I have ME (Millenium Edition).... Will it run on that?

  5. #5
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    Nope...

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    2,220
    There's a free development system which comes with a free operating system which doesn't need a passport.

    Linux rules.

  7. #7
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    Lets look at the question...

    >>> MV C++ 6.0 or MV C++.net 2002 edition?

    ... okay, so...

    >>> Linux rules.

    ... but does it run either of the questioners products?

    Little advice, take it or leave it, but to do well in the software business, (any business?), you need to solve the customers problem.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  8. #8
    Registered User Invincible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    210
    Well, I just attended a .net seminar last week, and this is what it boils down to.

    If you're writing for windows, you may as well go ahead and get .net because microsoft has written a brand new windows class library that you'll probably want to learn.

    .Net comes with libraries for 4 langauges: C#, J#, VB#, and C++. It actually supports around 25 languages including python, cobol, ect... but you have to provide your own libraries if you want to use them.

    The pre-installed languages are actually just a foundation for writing windows. There's really no difference in choosing one language over the other, it's mostly just a matter of style as all of these languages are now fully Object Oriented.

    The only thing that bothered me about the product, was that they were very wary of mentioning the the fact that C++ was actually "managed C++." Yes, they actually mentioned it as an afterthought, quickly, as if they had something to hide. We all know that C# is a java clone. Is managed C++ a java clone hidden behind ANSI syntax? Does it matter?
    Last edited by Invincible; 03-08-2002 at 06:11 AM.
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

  9. #9
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...threadid=12500

    I don't pretend to understand the details of .net, but this seems a little worrying. Until I have to change to .net, I think I'll probably stick to 6.0.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  10. #10
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    > Net comes with libraries for 4 langauges: C#, J#, VB#, and C++.

    That's wrong. It comes with JScript, VB, C#, C++, and one other language... It doesn't come with J#, as it's still in beta.

  11. #11
    Registered User Invincible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    210
    Sorry. My mistake

    I stand corrected.
    Last edited by Invincible; 03-08-2002 at 03:08 PM.
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

  12. #12
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    > J++ and VB.NET...

    Again, sorry, no - they're not releasing another version of J++... At least they didn't mention it on Wednesday...

  13. #13
    Registered User Invincible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    210
    I swear to the goddess they were pushing either J++ or J# in Kansas City... and Jscript was mentioned. Maybe I'm losing my mind And now I can't find any mention of Java whatsoever in any of the literature. Maybe I should install it and find out, but I've just gotten used to VS 6.
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    559
    Well, Sun just sued Microsoft again for $1 billion because MS disabled Java in XP (according to the lawsuit), so what they end up doing with Java may be up in the air.
    I don't know too much about .net, but I've read both that it's the future of programming due to MS monopolism, or that it'll fall by the wayside in a couple years.
    I'd stick with VC 6 because there's already a huge base for it. If .net wins out, get it then.

  15. #15
    the hat of redundancy hat nvoigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Hannover, Germany
    Posts
    3,139
    If you don't need the old VB, there is no need to get VS6 if you can get VS7. You can still write unmanaged (normal, ANSI) C++ with it if you need to.

    There is a thread in the FAQ about .NET:
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...threadid=10594
    hth
    -nv

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

    When in doubt, read the FAQ.
    Then ask a smart question.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. A VS .NET 2002 installation question
    By Joelito in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-22-2005, 08:48 AM
  2. VC++ 6.0 vs .NET 2003
    By Frantic- in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-26-2005, 09:41 AM
  3. Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition
    By knave in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2003, 10:19 PM
  4. Opinions on Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition
    By xds4lx in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2002, 02:51 PM
  5. Visual J#
    By mfc2themax in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-08-2001, 03:41 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21