Re: [gnome-love] At last.................... I made it.......
- From: Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>
- To: Paolo Borelli <pborelli katamail com>
- Cc: gnome-love gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-love] At last.................... I made it.......
- Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 17:48:19 +0200
On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 10:47 +0200, Paolo Borelli wrote:
Let's stick to the facts: the core gnome desktop is written
in c (with glib/gobject, which makes it _way_ nicer than plain c) and as
of today no other languages will be included in the *core* desktop
release. I'll not dig into the reasons why originally c was chosen (they
are known and they easily are inflammatory material), but the reason why
only one language (in this case c) is allowed in the core desktop are
simple: consistency and maintainability.
I don't think there would be big opposition to using a language binding
in a Desktop (the Platform is another question) module if
- The language is well known and established, so that lots of people can
- The binding is API-stable and will be well maintained in future.
However, new modules are not added to the Desktop very often, so there
is not a big chance of this situation happening.
But for your own applications, language bindings are a very good way to
develop GNOME-based applications. Many regular hard-core GNOME
developers prefer to use language bindings when developing applications.
murrayc murrayc com
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