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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Well, C is good, Java is good, C++ is good.

Personally I'd recommend switching from C in Gnome to C++ as the language used for Gnome itself.

Other languages will be supported via bindings. Then users can develope in whatever language they want.

C# is pretty much overhyped in my mind, but it doesn't change the fact it's useful. But still.. C++ is my choice, though Object Pascal would be easier for more ordinary people to handle.

Java is good for smaller user applications, but I'd rather not use a DE written in Java ;)

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