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]: c++
by on Sun 27th Nov 2005 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE: c++"

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I generally agree with this except for your characterization of it as "low-level".

Assembly is low-level and C is sort of low-level, C++ is a high level bloat monster.

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RE[3]: c++
by on Sun 27th Nov 2005 06:29 in reply to "RE[2]: c++"
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Well, yes, I was using the term "low-level" to make a point. Technically speaking C is high-level, and I assume basically anything above assembly is also qualified as such. Unlike C++, C was actually fairly well designed, is simple, and was elegant at what it was meant to be.

-bytecoder

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