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July 03, 2006
Getting started with AutoCAD and .NET
"Better" is very subjective. Faster to execute, depends on what you are doing. Faster to write code, no. More powerful, yes. But to get that power there is a much higher level of complexity and greater restrictions on doing things the right way. "With great power comes great responsibility." ... like properly handling exceptions.