Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Nov 2005 17:02 UTC, submitted by Megatux
Gnome "I followed the debate about a successor for the C/C++ combination as the primary language for developing the GNOME core desktop platform very closely last month. There has been discussion about a number of options. What I would like to do on this page is give an overview how a probably less well-known language might be a viable compromise as a C/C++ successor. This language is called Eiffel and exists for over a decade. Eiffel takes the principle of Object-Oriented programming to its extremes and, as a consequence, is a very easy to learn language."
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There are easier ways to kill GNOME
by taschenorakel on Sat 26th Nov 2005 18:33 UTC
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You forgot one important criterion: The programming language you choose must have broad support among developers as otherwise you run out of volunteers doing the work quickly. GNOME already as a problem to find new developers when using a popular language like C. Using an exot like Eiffel would drain the source for fresh developers even more and therefore switching to Eiffel (or any other exotic language) would effectivly kill the GNOME project quickly.

If you need a proove, just look how much the Java vs. Mono vs. Python battle splits the community already.

Edited 2005-11-26 18:35

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