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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Bind me!
by test on Sat 26th Nov 2005 19:10 UTC
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I think the author was joking, right? Why not use an even lesser known language than Eiffel. As a joke I just thought of Forth. And then I thought about one of its derivatives: Display PostScript, which sounds like the right language to use with a Desktop Environment...

Seriously why reinvent the wheel, and why select a language that has fewer bindings than others? C suits me very well, as well as to all those who use any language of THEIR CHOICE to bind to the GNOME API.

Keep C.


Edited 2005-11-26 19:20

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