The horror! The horror!

Eric Lippert has started a new blog, and I think I’m suffering from some low-grade PTSD… Before I started working on Visual Basic .NET, I spent a year and a half in purgator… I mean, working on OLE Automation. (I’d moved over to OLEAut from Access because I wanted to work on language technologies and I figured OLE Automation was where it was at. I think a few weeks after I moved over, I had this meeting with some guy named Brian Harry about this weird project he was starting to write some new metadata engine…) Eric’s extended fantasias on BSTRs and such are giving me some severe flashbacks to COM. It reminds me why I really do think .NET is a big step forward.

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