Some of these changes refeer to stuff that is simply missing as an IDE feature rather than a language construct, but you get the drift..
Things VB.NET should have had out of the box:
- Multiple lines code (i.e. no "_" needed to break a line into smaller ones - much more readable code (Especially when declaring attributes - yuck!)
- Multiple lined comments
- XML help tags like C#(Why do we need VBCommenter for such a basic thing?)
- "Debug" and "Release" build folders by default. Why the hell is that missing?
- Indexed properties and arrays accessed like C#'s arrays - using "" and not "()"
- The same for attributes - using "<>" is *ugly*
Things C# should have had out of the box:
- Background compile
- VB.NET-like Intellisense for enums and namespaces writing
- Automatic creation of "()" braces on method calls - meaning that writing the following: MyMethod myParameter Turns into: MyMethod(myParameter) automatically.(VB.NET does this very nicely - saving lots of typing time)
- With like functionality VB.NET - jeez - this is the part I miss the most....
I'd say that any languages that adopts these changes automatically becomes my "perfect" language - for the time being... :)
I *knew* I'd forget some stuff:
- Edit & continue in both languages
- VB.NET - properties - public getters with private/friend setters making your property read only for the public but writable for internal or friend classes
(thnks to Jan for reminding me...)