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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I think we are discussing two toppics
by Toad on Sun 27th Nov 2005 15:28 UTC
Toad
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2005-11-27

I am a Linux newbie, but to me it sounds that we are mixing two topics.

Topic one: which language should be used for the 'core' Gnome where speed, memory footprint, low level programming capability,minimal dependencies,small/no runtime, neutral for language bindings is important(pango, gtk, SVG etc.).

Topic Two: Which language/platform should, for application development, be the officaly supported and recomended. Here I would guess is productivity,memory management, good windows binding and development tools are important factors...

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