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]: Wow
by bytecoder on Mon 28th Nov 2005 01:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
bytecoder
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2005-11-27

"Productivity claims" aren't what drive users to use a language; the language is what drives users to use it. If it's not popular and it's been around for a while, it's very likely the people don't like something about it. Besides, I don't think it's possible for "Open Source" to be doomed. It's basically a never-ending hobby.

-bytecoder

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