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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Bad idea
by leos on Sat 26th Nov 2005 18:49 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Let's be realistic here. One of the draws to open source programming is that it's a fun way to learn new skills that you can bolster your resume with. Skills in C, C++, Java, and the .NET languages are in demand. Eiffel is not.

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RE: Bad idea
by corentin on Sat 26th Nov 2005 19:13 in reply to "Bad idea"
corentin Member since:
2005-08-08

> One of the draws to open source programming is that it's a fun way to learn new skills that you can bolster your resume with.

A resume is not a mere list of languages. Eiffel can be a great way to learn design by contract or even object-oriented design.

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RE[2]: Bad idea
by leos on Sat 26th Nov 2005 19:56 in reply to "RE: Bad idea"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

A resume is not a mere list of languages. Eiffel can be a great way to learn design by contract or even object-oriented design.

HR departments don't give a damn about that though. All they know is that their job requires C++ skills (or whatever) and if you can say "hey, I made a big contribution to <some project> using C++" then that looks good. Saying "I learned design by contract using Eiffel" will be completely over their heads and you won't even get past the initial screening.

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