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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Hmmmm... reasons not to use Eiffel
by Tuishimi on Mon 28th Nov 2005 11:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

1. 2 people know how to program in it.
2. A bus just ran over one of them.

And when did machine code become "c byte code"? AFAIK c compiles directly to machine code? Or at least it used to. I suppose I could be way behind the times here.

I wish the computer science departments at colleges would stop making up new ways of saying the same old things.

"Design Patterns", "Agile Modeling", "Extreme programming" blah blah blah... come on, these flippin' concepts have been around since 1968 for Pete's sake. Why do they have to be given a fancy name and have 4000 books written about them?

Sorry, I digress.

I need to do some research, I don't even know WHY GNOME team is looking for a new development language...

Edited 2005-11-28 11:33

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