Which is better VB or C++?

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    plus hasnt c++ ben around alot longer ? since the 80's hasnt it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force
    plus hasnt c++ ben around alot longer ? since the 80's hasnt it ?
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    yeah but age can be a factor sometimes to the longer its ben around the more trusted and more widley used it is.

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    The comparison is one I do not normally make, mainly because C++ is a 3rdGL, and VB is a 4thGL, so they are by definition and intended purpose very different.

    Anyway, here's a list:

    C++ IS better then VB because...
    ... it is published/developed by a international standards committee
    ... can be used to develop many applications (including anything VB can build)
    ... often programs can generally run faster on low end systems
    ... of support on multiple OS/Archs (VB is Win32 only, maybe MacOS via RB?)

    VB IS better then C++ because...
    ... needs less work for high level tasks
    ... develops programs in less time
    ... often requires less actual code for high level work
    ... has a better Intergrated Development Enviroment

    Edit
    I know and have used both, but I use C++ more often.
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    C++ is better. Anything you can do in VB, you can do in C++. But the same can't be said vice versa, for anything you do in C++ can't always be done in VB.

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    hmmm i should try C++
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    Quote Originally Posted by power_gamer_6
    C++ is better. Anything you can do in VB, you can do in C++. But the same can't be said vice versa, for anything you do in C++ can't always be done in VB.
    This is not always the best way of looking at things. 'Time' is another important factor. Sure you can write program A in C++ in 2 weeks. But you can probably write program A in VB in 2 hours. Same result, but one saves you a heap of time.

    This is why high-level programming languages exist. Sure you can do everything in Assembly, but not all of us want to take forever doing it. It's all about choosing the right tool for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by power_gamer_6
    C++ is better. Anything you can do in VB, you can do in C++. But the same can't be said vice versa, for anything you do in C++ can't always be done in VB.
    yes...enough said...
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    I heard C++ .

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    there isn't really one programing language thats better than the rest... yet . but really what language you use just depends on the program you want to make, for what OS it will be used on, if it will be used on a variety of OSs,and so on. for example microsoft users you would probubaly be better off buying the VB compiler and writing all your programs in VB.

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