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[3]: Bind me!
by unoengborg on Sun 27th Nov 2005 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bind me!"
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I have looked at it, and I agree with you, the ideas behind it are object oriented, but it is object oriented by ideom not by language. This gives people not realizing this, too many possibilities to screw it up.

Why not use a language that support these ideas, instead of having people do it manually. The fact that we can write structured programs in assembler doesn't make assembler a good choise for everyday programming tasks, just like using C for object oriented stuff is generally a bad idea. For one thing, it increases the learning curve of the API.

I'm not saying that Eiffel would be a better choise than C, as there are probably to few people who know it.

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