Re: opening Gnome to multiple (windowing) systems

  I agree that Gnome does not officially ban C++ programs. However,
when most of the developers on the list say it's a bad language which
they dislike C++ programmers are likely to feel discouraged and go
off to another project. And since it only allows gtk or a gtk-wrapper
as a widget set, and since gtk is written in C, and since new general
widgets for other people to use must be written in C, C++ programmers
find it more painful to work with since they have to write extra code
to do things that C++ does automatically - e.g. having to build
virtual function tables by hand.

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> >   Of course comments like this are one reason why most of the C++
> > GUI developers are working on KDE rather than Gnome ;)
> We are not interested in C++ GUI developers.  We are interested in
> programmers that care about freedom.  Read my previous posting. 
> C++ has got a lot of press attention, just like Windows95 and Java.
> C++ happens to have picked up a great name for the language, but it
> has a bunch of problems and you would probably be better using
> something else.  Anyways, mass-media has more power than we want to
> admit.
> I used to be a Windows C++ programmer.  I have seen the light :-)
> Miguel.

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