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Re: GTK+ brochure for FOSDEM




On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 09:40:56PM +0000, Chris Vine wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:29:02 +0100
> Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Yes, for a small application it's another possible code architecture.
> > But I would still recommend to write C code in object oriented style
> > (if the C language has been chosen).
> 
> Just to be clear, I completely disagree.  Whether to use GObject-style
> OO has almost nothing to do with application size.  The GTK+ library is
> generally well enough designed to render the derivation of custom
> widgets unnecessary in almost all cases.  The unnecessary use of GObject
> derivation is as much an affectation as anything else.

I said object oriented style, not GObject. You can write C code with an
OO style without using GObject.

> The OO fad of the 1990s is now well over.  We now have the functional
> fad (and as it happens GTK+ has bindings for most functional languages).
> The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between.

GTK+ is object-oriented, so it makes sense to me to write the
application in the same style.

Sébastien
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