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: My 2 cents on this long thread
by Anonymous on Sun 27th Nov 2005 06:10 UTC in reply to "My 2 cents on this long thread"
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First, some people think that somehow "open source developers" are any different from "commercial developers"

Yeah. They are. You wanna know how? If I hire you I say: this project uses LispWorks, or FranzLisp, or EiffelStudio, or Cincom Smalltalk. Or for that matter, Eclipse. Whatever.

But I get to order you to do it. I don't get to listen to stupid arguments about C or C++, and you don't get to write stupid bugs because you left a dangling pointer because you have a headache. You also don't get to be artistic. Or only so far as an engineering discipline allows. And I couldn't possibly care about your "woooh, Python/Ruby/C rocks" attitude.

You play by the rules, and the standards are set higher. You don't like it, I hire another. I got a product to deliver, and I ain't got a gargantual marketing machine or a monopoly behind me to push shit to people and they'll keep buying next year. I got big clients for serious appications. I might be developing software for the aerospace, medical industry, or for banking institutions. Software you won't read about on Slashdot or here.

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