Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 18:41 UTC
Gnome "At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest in Brussels, the GNOME developer community has tackled the problem of specifying a canonical development language for writing applications for the GNOME desktop. According to a blog post by Collabora engineer and GNOME developer Travis Reitter, members of the GNOME team are often asked what tools should be used when writing an application for the desktop environment and, up until now, there has been no definitive answer. The team has now apparently decided to standardise on JavaScript for user-facing applications while still recommending C as the language to write system libraries in." Discuss.
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RE[9]: That's terrible
by lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Feb 2013 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: That's terrible"
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Look at this video:

I agree with what Herb Sutter says here! ;)

It like everything else, there is the right tool for the right job.

About "maintainable code"; it does not depend on the language but on the programmers, design, etc. I have seen unmaintainable/hard to read/hard to understand Java code and very beautiful C++ code... and viceversa.

We all know this, but give the same project I expect that managed language can be delivered quicker and will have more than acceptable performance for the vast majority of desktop applications which is really what this article is about.

Edited 2013-02-05 01:10 UTC

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