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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ma_d
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2005-06-29

D looks interesting actually. But how done is it? For example, under their arrays section they say this:
"Note: Array operations are not implemented."
I actually don't even like the idea of array operations, it makes something complex look trivial.

I like that they support the C ABI, and you can turn off the GC for individual objects.

According to wikipedia D is still beta though. So, I'm not saying never, but I prefer something that's finished. Is the wikipedia article out of date?

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