Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jul 2006 21:48 UTC
Editorial Politicians. They are a certain type of people. I do not like them. Many do not like them. I think if there's one thing all of man has in common, whether he be Christian or Muslim, black or white, young or old, American or European, is a dislike of politicians. But then-- why on earth do we allow politics to complicate software? Note: Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[3]: Useless debate. Go C++.
by Torsten Rahn on Mon 24th Jul 2006 09:48 UTC
Torsten Rahn
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2005-08-20

> On a video of Guadec I heard (I can't remember
> who said it) -- KDE has C++ but they have to
> stick with it.

Of course this is not correct.

KDE/Qt has several bindings. Many of them are successfully used in applications (like the Python / Ruby bindings, e.g.).

The most well-known example is probably our popular music player AMAROK which makes use of Ruby bindings (called "Korundum") more and more these days.

Mark Kretschmann of AMAROK fame has fallen so much in love with Ruby/Korundum that he went so far to say that he will "probably never again start a new GUI application in C++".

KDE will continue to stick to C++ as the core language for the foreseeable future. However there's a wide range of bindings (like Java, Javascript, etc.) for KDE available as well which is is growing and improving in terms of quality each day. For more information on those see:

http://developer.kde.org/language-bindings/

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