Linked by Quentin Hartman on Mon 14th Jul 2008 08:46 UTC, submitted by makkus
GTK+ At last week's Guadec meeting, Kristian Rietveld delivered the GTK+ "state of the union" report. GTK+ is the multi-platform toolkit behind a number of popular applications and, perhaps most well known, the Gnome Desktop environment for Linux. Read the full report here.
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RE[2]: private structure fields
by YEPHENAS on Mon 14th Jul 2008 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE: private structure fields"
YEPHENAS
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2008-07-14

With Objective C it would not be easy to have bindings for static typed languages. Also the Smalltalk-style syntax doesn't map very well to most other languages.
I think GTK+ 3.0 should be implemented in Vala (at least partially). It's designed for the GObject type system and results in the same ABI as C libraries.

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sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

is Qt not bind to Cocoa on OS X? Never tried, but isn't possible to code OS X application in C,C++ or Obj-C in xcode?

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YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

is Qt not bind to Cocoa on OS X? Never tried, but isn't possible to code OS X application in C,C++ or Obj-C in xcode?

With pure C you can code Carbon applications, but Carbon is outdated. Then there is Objective C++: most of your program will be C++ but the Cocoa calls will be with the Smalltalk-like "Objective-syntax". Perhaps that's what Qt does. The Java bindings had difficulties mapping Cocoa to Java and are abandoned now. And even Ruby or Python bindings look strange, like: myObject.setValue_forKey_(u"foo", u"bar")

Edited 2008-07-14 15:24 UTC

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YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

Vala code does not only compile to GObject/C libraries, the compiler also will create interface files for GObjectIntrospection, which can be used for example from Python to bind GObject libraries at runtime:

http://blogs.gnome.org/johan/2007/11/30/future-of-gnome-language-bi...

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