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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RE[2]: Bad idea
by leos on Sat 26th Nov 2005 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Bad idea"
leos
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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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RE[3]: Bad idea
by jayson.knight on Sat 26th Nov 2005 22:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad idea"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

First off, HR departments *definitely* don't give a damn about GNOME, but I digress :-).

HR departments don't drive IT requirements, so it's really a moot point. If an IT project needs Eiffel, they better damn well let the HR department know that's what they need, and give them a high level overview of what they're looking for (at previous gigs I've done hiring for, we usually just give the HR folks a list of questions to ask with the associated answers we're looking for).

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