, Harlequin wrote

Yeah, think that was the same thinking as to why there was no Silverlight 64 bit, would have just been a bloated beast.

Oh, Silverlight is a 'plugin', a plugin need to be compatible with more hosts, so a 64bit version is necessary, bloated or not.

On the other hand, Visual Studio is an ecosystem, it need to be compatible with more 'plugins', even itself is assembled by lots of plugins, so having a 64bit version of shell means much more work for internal teams and external partners, different story.

, vesuvius wrote

Rico was Chief Architect of Visual Studio 2010 before moving to the IE team.

Huh, Rico was working on some 'internel incubation project' from summer 2010 to winter 2011. Devil

http://robjsoftware.org/2011/03/02/quiet-but-busy/

Rico Mariani became my boss last summer

https://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2011/11/12/going-to-internet-explorer.aspx

was working on an internal team that I could not write much about for the last couple of years

I know its completely off-topic but ...... Tongue Out