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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With enough exposure the community can build itself. Kinda like advertising. You already have a captive audience. Get a few key Gnome people to hype it up. Release a killer application written in Eiffel to draw a little more attention,to it. Then you have a small but decent group of curious and/or sold developers. From ther let it snowball.

Look at how one guy got sold on Haskell and suddenly you have the Pugs project.

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