[Gambas-user] Gambas code is much shorter
eilert-sprachen at ...221...
Wed May 4 09:20:09 CEST 2005
This is just a question about which I'd like to hear some comment from
the professional programmers here.
Currently I'm migrating a project from VB to Gambas. Instead of
retyping/copying the code, I found it easier to just use the overall
ideas of the original VB code and re-invent them in Gambas. It's a
translating job rather than a retyping one.
Anyway, after a while I found that Gambas code appears to be much
smaller and compact than that of VB, though I couldn't make it out to
some specific item. On average, I use about 20 - 30 % less code lines
than in VB to achieve the same functionality within a comparable Sub or
When I started, I expected it to be the opposite, as there are a few
things which seemed to be rather roundabout to me. For example, you have
to DIM every variable in a separate line, and I missed the practical
dynamic more-dimensional string variables and structs. Meanwhile,
however, I've got used to the Gambas ways of doing it.
So, this is what I would like to know: Why is my Gambas code so much
less complex? Does anyone here have an explanation for it?
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