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General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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RE[6]: C -> Go
by moondevil on Sat 12th Jan 2013 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: C -> Go"
moondevil
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Just a small remark, check Native Oberon and Blue Bottle OS.

Desktop operating systems used at ETHZ in Zurich, implemented in GC enabled system languages.

http://www.ocp.inf.ethz.ch/wiki/Documentation/WindowManager

Only the boot loader, and hardware bindings are fully implemented in Assembly, with the remaining parts in Oberon or Active Oberon.

Fully working desktop systems, used for operating system research and teaching.

The main reason mainstream OS are still not using GC enabled system languages is inertia, but this is already changing at least in Windows with the C++/CX extensions.

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