Re: Why GNOME uses C?

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 18:22 +0400, Peter wrote:
> Hello.
> I also was very interested in this problem. So now, if I understand
> correctly from the previous posts there are two main reasons:
> 1. Historical reasons.
> 2. More portable ABI.
> But what was very strangely for me that there were advices to program for
> gnome in Python or C#.

What is best for a Devlopment Platform is not always best for
application development. Our development platform lets you develop using
whatever language you are comfortable in.
>  IIRC these languages do not need their
> programs to be compiled (sorry I fogot the right term) to run them. So
> this are the different languages, and if we want fast program (desktop)
> it's better to avoid such languages. Did I miss anything? So why there
> were such advices?
> Should I stop exploration of gtk+ and programming with glade on C and to
> switch on something else?
> I'm aware about gtkmm, but why nobody advices to use them? How gtkmm is
> related with core gtk+ development? Or gtkmm is completely different
> library?

gtkmm is an official GNOME Platform Binding. Plenty of people use it.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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