[maemo-users] Choice of Programming Languages

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Fri Apr 27 04:13:31 EEST 2007
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:53:40AM +0100, Alan Williamson wrote:
> Good morning fellow N800'ers.
> I was wondering what my choices where for writing applications on the 
> N800 was.   Being a hard core Java junkie I am fully aware my avenue is 
> cut off here.  So what are my other options?

If you're looking for a language whose implementation *might* be 
portable to the N800, you might want to look at smarteiffel.  It's a 
strongly-typed, secure language with garbage collector, and it compiles 
down to C, which gets further conmpiled down to whatever the local 
machine code is.  The developers seem to have gone to a lot of trouble 
to make sure the generated C code is portable -- presumably because they 
don't want to have to maintain different versions for different 
architectures.  It's not a good language for people who like debugging, 
since having a program run the first time it compiles cleanly is 
moderately common.

-- hendrik

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