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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RE[2]: Forget about it
by Lumbergh on Sat 26th Nov 2005 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Forget about it"
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Yeah, bindings suck because they are always second class citizens, but Gnome is so stagnated in politics that nothing ever happens to address the obvious shortcomings in Gnome as a development platform that are recognized by Gnome developers.

The best intermediate term thing I could see happening is that all GUI functionality for Gnome is moved out of Gnome and into Gtk+ (which is supposed to happen), and then start working on some kind of component system like Kparts with Dbus on the backend.

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