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[3]: Forget about it
by ma_d on Sat 26th Nov 2005 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Forget about it"
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Absolutely. I'm excited for Gtk 3 for just the reason you state; I want some of those extra library functionalities but I refuse to touch Gnome libraries.

I think you're right though, Gnome is far too political right now. This is one thing I find attractive about KDE: While it's oversized, bloated, and there's a lot of programs in the distribution that aren't good enough for that; the developers are psyched about writing code.

I'm fine with Gnome development being slow, but I'd like to see it be slow because it's methodical.

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