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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by on Sat 26th Nov 2005 19:56 UTC

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The battle should not be between languages but between frameworks. Instead of choosing one language they could decide on one managed language VM backend. Java and Python have compilers for both .net and java object code. This way people could use whatever language they want and take advantage of either Java's or .net's standard libraries. It would also avoid loading two large frameworks into memory at once.

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