Qtopia coming for Neo1973

Attila Csipa plists at prometheus.org.yu
Tue Sep 25 11:20:53 CEST 2007

On Tuesday 25 September 2007 10:32:46 Dani Anon wrote:
> I thing gp is right, c might be better than c++ for small devices and
> certainly you need to code in c++ to take advantage of qtopia
> components.

If we lived through Java on mobile devices (which actually is quite virile 
even today), and that's one language hasn't built it's reputation on speed, 
then I can't accept c++ as a language being stereotypically labeled 'slow' 
and 'bloated'. Yes, you can write inefficient code in c++ if you don't know 
what you're doing, but so can you in almost any other language. I really 
hated C, the pointer errors I had to correct (often in other peoples code) 
drove me mad, but again, one could argue if done properly, pointers and 
mallocs are no headache - well they were for me, I try to avoid even looking 
at such code if possible.

> >   not really. <qt-rant>In fact, coding with Qt is much faster than gtk.
> > Ask people that have done both.</qt-rant>
> agree, anybody that has tried both knows it's like night and day, qt
> is miles ahead in ease of development.

Agree2, did code with both Qt and GTK+ and I did find my way around in Qt much 
easier, but that certainly is a personal preference/experience. But please 
note that just because you already know a language, toolkit or framework it 
doesn't mean that the other alternatives are universally bad. It is simply 
outrageous that people here judge whole frameworks by their screenshots or 
preconceptions on a language they have not really spent much time working 

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