[RFC wayland] move away from C

Derek Foreman derekf at osg.samsung.com
Sat Apr 1 14:41:51 UTC 2017

On 01/04/17 09:24 AM, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Apr 2017 14:03:21 +0100 Auke Booij <auke at tulcod.com> said:
>> The C programming language was developed in the early '70s. It was
>> always considered a proof of concept, as it was clear to everyone
>> involved that any serious programming lanugage should have a garbage
>> collector. Indeed, Dennis Ritchie is widely known to have said:
>> "What I would really like is to extend this prototype into a garbage
>> collected, multi-paradigm, modern programming language, supported by a
>> major player in the industry."
>> Of course, the language thus envisioned would later be implemented as
>> C pound (not to be confused with the cloud programming language #C).
>> Let's catch up to 1990 and translate major parts of wayland to the
>> language of the people - haskell.
> ummm... how about no?

Don't read the internets on April 1st.


>> Some early code can be found here:
>> https://github.com/abooij/sudbury
>> Existing wayland clients run without recompilation. Compositors are
>> not supported yet.
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