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[4]: Bind me!
by on Sun 27th Nov 2005 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bind me!"

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"And it continues to this day because no one wants to rewrite that old COBOL code. For a couple reasons:
1.) The company says no, cause that sounds expensive.
2.) They may not even be able to, it'd require someone who knows: COBOL, another language, and can design programs. Oh and the obvious: Works for the company. "

Of course, "if it ain't broke...". As for two, there are quite a few COBOL programmers out their. Up in years, but still out their. Same with PL/1 and RPG.

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