Future of Gnucash: Most productive platform (programming language and toolkit)?
mta at umich.edu
Tue Dec 28 20:03:48 EST 2010
--On December 28, 2010 10:27:48 PM +0100 Christian Stimming
<stimming at tuhh.de> wrote:
> It seems to me my C++ experiment (as I would call it) has still not
> yet been understood the way I thought, so I'll elaborate a bit on
> what I did and what my conclusions are. Incidentally, I'm a
> scientist. If I make some claim, I better get some arguments
> together that support it.
In a previous job I was part of a group that reimplemented a
significant part of an XML editing and publishing application that
consisted of several million lines of mostly C code in C++. My
experience with this agrees almost entirely with Christian's comments.
The GUI is hard, modern tool kits and languages make it a lot easier,
but it's still hard. Unless there is some other reason to reimplement
things it probably isn't worth the trouble.
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