Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:00 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Ultimately, Haiku represents a different way of viewing your personal computer. If you think that software shouldn't be riddled with bugs and incompatibilities and inefficiencies, if you hate being forced to swap out your hardware and software every few years because 'upgrades' have rendered them obsolete, and if you find that the idea of using an operating system that's fast, responsive, and simple is refreshingly novel and appealing, then maybe, just maybe, Haiku is for you." What fascinates me the most is that Haiku's not working on a tablet version. How delightfully quaint.
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C++
by Zobeid on Sat 28th Apr 2012 01:55 UTC
Zobeid
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2012-04-28

Okay, I know this may sound petty to some, but.....

The big thing that always griped at me about BeOS was that the whole API was implemented with C++ objects. I've disliked C++ ever since I was first exposed to it, and have been actively avoiding it (with much success) for many years. I just find it hard to imagine happiness on a system that requires C++ for any serious native application development.

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RE: C++
by redshift on Sat 28th Apr 2012 02:40 in reply to "C++"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

I just find it hard to imagine happiness on a system that requires C++ for any serious native application development.


That sentence sounded like a record scratching... but I'm gonna guess you are to young to know what records are.

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RE: C++
by moondevil on Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:05 in reply to "C++"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Haiku is not the only one.

- Symbian (Fully C++)
- MacOS X (IOKit driver subsystem)
- Windows (WinRT, COM and User Space Drivers)

Until a language appears that can match C++ set of programming paradigms, coupled with the performance its compilers achieve, C++ will be kept be being used for native programming.

C++ is the only native language able to beat FORTRAN performance, thanks to template meta-programming.

C cannot do it due to aliasing issues, for example.

As a multimedia OS, it is only faire that Haiku makes use of the number one language used for game development.

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RE: C++
by Soulbender on Sun 29th Apr 2012 02:55 in reply to "C++"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I just find it hard to imagine happiness on a system that requires C++ for any serious native application development.


I was pretty happy writing Python desktop applications.

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