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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Forget about it
by Lumbergh on Sat 26th Nov 2005 18:41 UTC
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Following the debate until now, I think there are a number of requirements which need to be fullfilled when we choose a C/C++ successor:

Just write the bindings and use it if you wish, but stop talking about "we" when there will never be consensus on such an issue.

In the somewhat ideal world "we" would have a universal runtime so everybody could just use whatever or something like XPCOM (don't know much about it), but there hasn't been much talk about that in a while and since the Gnome 3.0 idea is going nowhere fast (Havoc Pennington made a post about 3.0 a while back), it's pretty much futile to discuss huge architectural issues without also discussing a Gnome fork.

Edited 2005-11-26 18:41

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