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[2]: c++
by Anonymous on Sun 27th Nov 2005 15:46 UTC in reply to "c++"
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The problem with using C++ has always been inconsistent compiler approaches to mangling overloaded method names, meaning that you can only link libraries that have been produced by the same compiler. That I suppose is less of a problem in KDE because everybody will be using the same compiler, presumably it's gcc. For the same reason it should be a non-issue in gnome too then.

D looks like a nice language, though I suspect its current implementation is not free enough.

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