Qtopia coming for Neo1973

Ben Burdette bburdette at comcast.net
Tue Sep 25 19:22:03 CEST 2007

It may be worth mentioning that D also works well with straight C libs, 
but can't interface directly with C++.  Its in the same league as C++ in 
terms of speed, while arguably being more elegant. 

I haven't worked with scheme since the 80's, in my intro to programming 
course!  I'll have to check that out, I remember it being a very 
flexible and fun language.  IIRC the gimp uses it in its scripting system. 

john wrote:
> I can echo these views.
> I personally like a C based framework as I develop on my Neo in 
> Scheme. I use a Scheme-to-C compiler called Chicken which happens to 
> work extremely nicely with GTK+. I can develop much more 
> efficiently/easily in Scheme than I can in C. I would not have this 
> choice if I wanted to continue with Chicken using with a C++ 
> framework. No doubt it is possible to integrate but what a pig it 
> would be. Of course I am a very small minority taking this approach 
> but at least I can if I want! It is good to have options. You could 
> argue I am putting all my eggs in one basket (pardon the pun) but I 
> have faith in GTK+.
> Arguing which framework is technically superior may be a bit like 
> arguing about VHS vs Betamax. In the long run it might not matter. 
> Some of us with go down one route and will be looking hard to find 
> people to trade films with :)
> I have built an ipk of the Chicken Scheme system if anybody is tempted 
> to the dark side?  ;)
> John.
> Carlo E. Prelz wrote:
>>     Subject: Re: Qtopia coming for Neo1973

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