No offense, but I could write a plugin in VB. It's not as useless as ppl think, they just dont want to take the time to build the Methods and such to do it. They assume that it has no functionality outside of what is shown in the book Learn VB in a weekend. I have a reference book that is 1190 pages thick of nothing but calls and methods I can create, with nothing more than a sentence explaining each one. VB is NOT decrepit or useless, it's underestimated. You CAN very well write a I-O / DSP / VIS plugin if you want, it just takes some time to figure out how to write a dll that wont get compiled as ActiveX, it has been done, I've seen it, so dont say you cant. And C++ is only faster on functions when compared to VB's *INTERNAL* functions, doing the API calls required for a VIS plugin would be just as fast, and the math is comparable, meaning.. 10,000,000 operations of addition in c++ takes a given time, in the same time vb could do 9,500,000 of the same, so dont give me the B.S. that it's that much faster, it's crap, I've timed it myself. and compiling for small code versus fast code, and removing all the optimizations , show that you have to skew the results to achieve a noticeable gain of c++ over VB. A c++ compiler does the optimizations for you, every knows that, remove those and you'll get the same drop.
Last edited by Gourou; 29th March 2002 at 19:23.