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On Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 3:47 PM James H. H. Lampert via RPG400-L
<rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 1/19/23 10:32 AM, Jack Woehr via RPG400-L wrote:
... and then there is VSCode which is rapidly closing in on RDi's lunch.

Are we talking Microsloth (I have other dysphemisms, but they're NSFW)
Visual Studio Code? That's one of the worst pieces of bloatware I've
ever seen in the whole realm of development tools. It makes Eclipse seem
like a speeding bullet.

Conceptually, I'll concede that VS Code seems bloated. I mean, in
simple terms, it's an application built around the core of the Chrome
web browser. There is definitely a feeling of "I have to open a web
browser just to edit some text? You have GOT to be kidding me".

But if anything, VS Code has been *the* shining example of how to make
that work. The Chrome-as-application-platform component, Electron, was
created specifically to be the core of the Atom editor. For a while,
Atom and VS Code were close competitors, but VS Code pulled away by
being much faster. It didn't feel bogged down by its bloat.

And I concur with Jon: VS Code has always been WAY faster than
Eclipse. For me, Eclipse was the original and worst case of bloatware
in the realm of development tools.

Luddites of the World Unite! You have nothing to lose but your upgrade

Another thing: Upgrades to VS Code are much easier, faster, and more
seamless than upgrades to RDi. Yeah, there are a lot of upgrades,
especially when you also factor in upgrades to the extensions. But
restarting VS Code (which is all you ever have to do to get the
upgrades) is fairly painless, and the fast pace of upgrades also means
fast pace of bug fixes and feature improvements.

John Y.

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