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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Answer to a question no one is asking
by theGrump on Sun 27th Nov 2005 07:42 UTC
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see any gnome developers thinking aloud about this?

eiffel, yes, a great idea

lets replace c with a language that maybe 1% of existing gnome maintainers and coders have ever even looked at.

first of all, who is this wizard in the sky who is making this decision? gnome is a community, and in any community, he who shovels the hardest typically gets a bigger say. and all of those people are c coders. so you are telling me that overnight they will suddenly decide to adopt a new (dead) language? SURE

if you have a hard-on for eiffel, start a new project to compete with gnome. this is what you would be asking the gnome folks to do anyway, since you are asking them to banish c.

this entire thread is retarded.

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