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]: Bind me!
by Anonymous on Sun 27th Nov 2005 02:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Bind me!"
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Even thought C is a well known language right now, I think it could be a problem in the long run.

Today, most people who learn how to program, do so in some object oriented language and universities use languages like java or C# in their entry level programming courses. Most courses on software development and design focus on OO priciples.

Whether or not that's a good thing is debatable...

Besides, GUI stuff is very well suited for OO development and people with current education will recognize this and get the feeling that Gnome and gtk is some kind of ghost from the past.

That may be, if only because GUI programming is a rare case where screwing it up in OOP is virtually impossible to do.


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