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Re: Vala/Go


That brings me to a question I've had for a while--I'm not sure what goes
into creating a C binding for any language, but is it possible to create a
C binding to granite? If so, your proposal would be limited only by the
availability of granite bindings. On the other hand, though I think
Elementary development has a substantial barrier of entry, I don't know
Elementary's goals of simplicity and consistency would be especially
well-served by fragmenting the tools used. On the *other* other hand, it
could also bring a lot of developer attention to the project, albeit
Elementary's relatively small community, I think it would be difficult to
find enough people to create and maintain bindings for all of those
languages. Thoughts?

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Jakob Eriksson <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> I think there should be a tutorial for writing an Elementary HID compliant
> app in all popular languages,  Java, Python, C++, Go, Objective C and Ruby
> at least.
> Craig <weberc2@xxxxxxxxx> skrev:
> >@Chris, Syntactically, I think Vala is a great language. I'm dying to use
> >it, in fact! However, until I can get over the nasty project-management
> >hump, I'm afraid I'm out of the loop. And don't think project management
> >features are useful only to building and distribution. How can an IDE know
> >which symbols are available outside of the current file (for purposes such
> >as code verification, autocompletion, etc) without knowing something about
> >what files are available to the project? Decent project management
> features
> >are an important aspect of a language (for all kinds of purposes), and
> when
> >they are missing, non-standard, or overly complex; it makes the language
> >impractical.
> >
> >@Sergey, I'm not confusing the two. As I mentioned in my response to
> Chris,
> >the two issues are linked--it's impractical to develop an application
> >without a simple, automatic project metadata management tool and Vala
> >doesn't seem to have one (I can't find _any_ information about bake
> online).
> >
> >To address your last paragraph, I don't know what the crux of the issue is
> >(nor what the best solution is), but useful programs haven't been single
> >files for decades; it's archaic to treat the project management concerns
> of
> >development as an afterthought when developing languages. Like you said,
> >why expose the developer to that unnecessary complexity? I have yet to
> find
> >a better paradigm than Go's for mitigating that concern.
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Ryan Macnish <nisshh.ubuntu@xxxxxxxxx
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Go is brilliant, it has the best parts of c and the best parts of modern
> >> languages built in.
> >> On Apr 8, 2013 9:22 PM, "Craig" <weberc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Happy Monday everyone,
> >>>
> >>> I wrote a brief comparison of Vala and Go (golang) that might be of
> >>> interest to some of you. Feel free to add your thoughts in the
> comments.
> >>> http://craigmatthewweber.com/2013/04/06/vala-or-go/
> >>>
> >>> Enjoy,
> >>> Craig
> >>>
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