Just for comparison, or fun, or self mutilation , write a * video player / db library using **sqlite in the 2.6 version of Mc (about 2003 ?), and then in the 7.x version of Lc (about 2014) for say, the linux Os. Bonus if you include a ***browser, and a **datagrid, and then tell me there hasn't been much change
You and I have no disagreement that languages change, whether spoken, written, or programmed in. The parts of your statements I wasn't so sure of were that Lc by and large doesn't have these upsetting things happen, or where the language doesn't seem in flux as much as other languages. There certainly are better and worse examples of it happening (I tend to think Lc favors the better end of it myself ) but it still exists not so much differently than others.
<raises hand> I don't know if I ever publicly mentioned how much I hated .net or not. In the end, it appears to have been a move in the right direction from Ms's point of view, going to the CLI, but for a lot of VS users who made VB what it was, it was a punch in the head. I'm sure I don't have to say that I don't use .net for anything since I completed all the migrations I had to do.
Yes I was and still am that angry about that time period
I wouldn't have it any other way my friend
* Getting Xanim to work in and of itself should be interesting. I did, but I cheated outrageously.
** I realize that the sqlite wrapper and datagrids did not exist in Mc at any point, but you are one of those I view as being "in a class of their own in this language", so I figure it won't be much of a challenge for you. I on the other hand wouldn't be able to get past it, at least so far.
*** This is do-able in both, but language deprecation and Os changes don't allow the same exact code to work, as far as I have tested out. Like I said, bonus stuff only