May the Lords of K0bol save us from narrow-minded Stallman acoplytes*:So..what have we got here:
"Well - sad...since you use this properietary M$ crap, i can't test this variant. Also i think that it could be quite interesting from the gameplay.IMO you shouldn't use programming languages like visual C (or other one-manufacturer-one-system languages) for *Bands because its against the philosophy. They should run without trouble on most common computer systems and not only on windows."
- Obligatory reference to "M$". Check.
- Obligatory insistance that only the one true language (probably C?) be used Check.
- Miltonesque mindset of the true believer on display - that "philsophy" comes first before everything else. Check.
- Lazy assumption that windows software can't be ported to other operating systems. Check.
But to answer the respondant's specific points (without bursting a blood valve):
Visual Studio is pretty much the best development environment out there at the moment. Mono allows cross-platform .NET development. Microsoft (the whole M$ thing is just immaturity), for all the bad things they've done, have also done plenty of good things as well; and programming, when you take a reasonable view of things, isn't important enough to be something worth an ideological crusade over. Women's Reproductive Rights, Identity Cards, Access to Clean Drinking Water, Trade Tariffs and Barriers - those are worth getting worked up about. But not whither someone uses one bleeding format of input text or another to produce a load of sodding pixels on a screen.
Bet he's a Vi user as well. That would explain a lot**.
Feh, and more feh! His attitude makes me want to code a C# roguelike just because. Kharne# anyone?
* This post was brought to you by the concepts "maturity" and "perspective". Dude, try it some time. It works, y'know.
** Emacs, definitely, in case you ever wanted ot know. Although Textpad is better than both of them.