There few days have been pretty hectic. After analyzing the speed difference between pure ASP code, ASP&VB and ASP&C++, these are the early results and my conclusions...
- ASP is not an acronym for Active Server Pages, it is more like Absolutely Severe Problems. Things like this is what really makes me appreciate PHP. Everyone claiming that ASP is superiour to just about everything are hereby sentenced to decapitation for life, not stopping until the toes are reached.
- VB is actually not that bad - it is much worse, actually. Use it and cry.
- String management in C++ is about 2000 times more effective than VB, even when using STL strings. Still, COM components in Windows are pretty strange. Not as strange as women, but what is?