I work at a mid-sized company where an update is needed to an piece of the application due to an addition to the environment. The part that needs updated has been in place for 13 years, is fairly mission critical, runs very smoothly each day, and was written using the VB6 language. The program runs through an executable and I recently got my hands on the source code and saw what needs to be updated. The code itself is about 4 files for a grand total of roughly 1300 lines. No one on my team has a VB 6 compiler so I would have to get one from our company or find it?
The other options include making edits around the process so it can handle the changes in the environment. So this would be a work around. It's not the most pretty process but there is a potential it could work. Lastly, the whole thing could be re-written in a more modern or supported language such as Java.
So I've been trying to weigh all these options and figure out which solution is best but would like others thoughts and more consensus so that's why I am posing this question to the group. Any feedback or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!