Re: [gob-list] Should I use GOB?

From: George <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 12:05:03 -0700

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 07:31:16PM +0000, Dave Malcolm wrote:
> Thanks for your reply (my computer has been dead since last week, and
> I've just waded through 1300+ emails).
> OK - I'm convinced that if I go for a GObject-based approach, I should
> use GOB2 rather than hand-coding the classes. But I'm not yet convinced
> about the merits of GObject as opposed to, say C# or Python.

It really depends on your software, and what kind of features you expect from
the object system and the language. If you will have to derive a bunch of
GObject based classes from say GTK+, then perhaps using GObject is better
since you don't ever have to wait for the bindings to go up to date. Also
there is ample infrastructure for making GObject objects available in other

In the end it's always a judgment call. I don't think you can easily say
what is better without knowing what you want to use it for exactly. There
are always tradeoffs.


George <>
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Received on Tue Jun 03 2003 - 15:07:17 CDT

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