[Gambas-user] Migrating to Gambas
dovey.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 03:16:37 CEST 2021
I've started rewriting it by hand anyway. Just hoped there was something to
help migrate the forms. They're a PIA
On Tue, 8 Jun 2021 at 18:59, Bruce <adamnt42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/6/21 8:46 am, John Dovey wrote:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts/advice about migrating a project from vb6
> > Gambas?
> > I found a reference to an old project for migrating some forms, but that
> > was for an old version of Gambas.
> > John
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> Several million, most being unsuitable for publication.
> A few that leap to mind are:
> * You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
> * A 60 year old street walker wearing Chanel makeup is still an old tart.
> * No other profession pretends to, nor attempts to, "migrate" something
> into something else. Does a chef "migrate" a piece of burned toast into
> a three-layer wedding cake? Does a builder "migrate" an old lean-to into
> a 5 bedroom mansion? Does a mechanic "migrate" a 125cc Vespa into a
> Lamborghini Contache?
> I think the most efficient approach is:
> 1) Get ahold of the design documentation for the VB6 application.
> 2) Throw it out. It's mainly lies anyway.
> 3) Start from scratch.
> Quickest, Cheapest, Correctest.
> The alternative, "damn the alligators, let's jump in" approach has been
> attempted many times...
> 1) Write a Gambas utility program that converts the "virtual bullsh*t"
> into Gambas code.
> 2) Spent hours and days posting to the mailing list asking "why isn't
> Gambas like VB6?"
> 3) RTFM
> 4) Use a more efficient approach.
> Have fun.
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