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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Eiffel not part of GCC
by on Sat 26th Nov 2005 20:46 UTC

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It seems to me that any language used by Gnome would have to have a well-maintained and well-supported FOSS compiler before it could be considered practical. Eiffel is not part of the Gnu Compiler Collection, or any other well-supported and maintained FOSS compiler, and so it would not be practicle. As far as I can see, the practicle choices, other than C/C++, would be Java, Ada, and Objective C because these are all part of the Gnu Compiler Collection. With Mono, you might also include C#.

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