I'll try to offer a reply that adresses your question rather than discuss VB. Mostly because I have never had the displeasure of coding in VB.
Perhaps we could say that life is not like perl because the details of our lives are not controlled by a Saint like Larry Wall. Whatever you believe in, it is hard to deny that life is surprising, variable, unpredictible,... chaotic... In part because a great deal of a lives is determined by conflicting entities beyond our control (parents, government, bosses) who
don't always see the big picture (or at least don't see it from our - the end user/developer's - point of view).
So life resembles VB because it is born of the same
chaos that committees are full of.
But we still get to make choices independent of the committee. Sometimes we get to bring perl-like order into our surroundings. I wish we got to do more of that. Keep your courage up. Sometimes the chaos drags you to better places.
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