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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I agree, D would probably be a better choise than Eiffel.

It is sufficiently similar to C/C++ to be very easy to learn for sombody with C/C++, Java or C# experience, but have many improvements.

Strange that it doen't get mentioned more often when the frequently asked question of what language to replace C in Gnome/Gtk pops up. This is a language to like.

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