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[3]: Bind me!
by dylansmrjones on Sun 27th Nov 2005 05:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bind me!"
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The same goes for people complaining about ALGOL and Fortran, even BASIC (if you can call recent BASIC dialects for BASIC at all).

Many non mainstream languages are meant to fulfill certain limited tasks or areas, and should be viewed in the light of these.

But apparently it's so much more fun being religious about programming languages.

It's easy.

Use C++ for Gnome itself, add bindings for other languages and hooray.. it works ;)

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