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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John Nilsson
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You're kind of talking about what I was thinking.

There is a need for separation, the FLOSS desktop needs a language/(or other development tool) that can do for the desktop what javascript once did for the web.

A tool that lets millions of clueless developers copy and paste code to get "cool" effekts and try out ideas. This is how you recruit and train the next generation. And this is where those odd projects that changes the world will start.

My first program was a short qbasic compilation that printed random noise on the screen, with the flashing text "Virus!" somewhere in the middle. How do you do the equivalent on a modern desktop system?

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