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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jack_perry
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2005-07-06

When we are assimilated in the borg collective then we can all be perfectly efficient and work the same, collectively.

Judging by the amount of bad C/C++ code out there, I'd say that the borg collective is alive and well. My money's on the fellas using languages that force them to plan for bugs that are avoiding things like rocket crashes.

But, if you want to write fast, sloppy code without planning too much or thinking too much about it, then by all means use C/C++ or your favorite...

NOTE: My problem with Eiffel is that the compiler writers seem to fork their code on occasion, making past code unuseable. I had a system that I was planning to expand, but SmartEiffel forked me; my code would no longer compile. Time to look around...

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