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[4]: Bind me!
by ma_d on Sun 27th Nov 2005 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bind me!"
ma_d
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2005-06-29

C is preferable for bindability.

Very few people need to work on a library, as compared to how many will use it.

There are problems like people trying to look at parts of structs they shouldn't (which in gtk is almost everything, but not quite, unfortunately) and they'll have to read header files to find the contents as it's not always documented. But hey, if you can't follow directions you'll use it wrong no matter what language it's written in!

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