[Interest] vs. Flutter

Fabio Giovagnini fabio.giovagnini at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 22:14:17 CET 2019

My two cents. The main topic is: a new language really has to give  an
answer to a real need. In my humble opinion  when we talk about programming
language, we cannot think to push artificial needs. The community of
developers is not a commumitiy of fashion guys. They are professionals
working to make money and innovate the market. The tools are not
ideological matter but  real tools to work, produce and make value.
So, chancing for changing, only applying the logic "newer is better" is not
always a winning choice.
Best regards.

Il giorno mar 19 feb 2019 21:58 Henry Skoglund <fromqt at tungware.se> ha

> Hi, totally agree C/C++ will outlive many of these new languages.
> It's also most likely Javascript will wane off sooner rather than later
> due to WebAssembly steadily improving.
> Been working/programming for 43 years now, while I fondly remember
> Pascal on CP/M from my youth (before C++ was invented), once I switched
> to C++ in the early 90's (Visual C++/MFC), C++ always felt as my "home".
> Also you could say that good and stable ecosystems for a language takes
> decades to arrive, at least one generation of programmers has to come
> and go I think. So the peak of C++ will be in the future :-)
> Rgrds Henry
> On 2019-02-19 21:13, Christoph Feck wrote:
> > On 02/19/19 20:47, Jason H wrote:
> >> What I've learned is that it's better to stand on the shoulders of
> >> giants than to rewrite the universe from scratch. I dream of a say
> >> where we can code things and everyone else regardless of platform can
> >> run it. I thought this was going to be .Net CLR, or Java VM, but
> >> corporate ownership initiatives derailed them (Much like the "You
> >> will" ATT ads of the 90s - we got it, but not from ATT). But C/C++
> >> runs all more platforms/processors. Linux has come a long way in terms
> >> of bringing all CPUs a usable software ecosystem. And this though
> >> rather obtuse is one reason to pick Qt - that it'll support any system
> >> that can run a C++ compiler. You don't technically need to use QML,
> >> you can keep going with C++.
> >
> > Once upon a time a mother of two curious boys called me, asking me to
> > teach them programming. They have no clue what language to start with,
> > so I suggested C as a base, to later learn Python, C++, Java (or C#).
> > Then some "smart" student told one of the kids "JavaScript is da future
> > of da Internetz". I stopped teaching them after it was suggested to
> > stop the C course and swap it for a JavaScript course.
> >
> > C/C++ will be relevant in the future. All other languages will come and
> > go (no pun intended).
> >
> > Whether Qt will be relevant in the future lies in the hands of its
> > developers. Don't ruin it.
> >
> > Christoph Feck
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