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 piquadrat on Sat 26th Nov 2005 20:38 UTC
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That article is from (at least) April 2004 and has been discussed on Slashdot ( ).

I had the joy to visit a lecture from the creator of Eiffel, Bertrand Meyer. It's a great language, very well thought out and easy to learn. Never the less, it's not a viable language for a project like Gnome, simply because 99.9% of all open source programmers don't know it.

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