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Tradition. Since a lot of OSs and user environments are written in C, a widget set in C would make sense. I.e. XWindows and what not. For java, that was backed by Sun from the get-go. Have strong OOP, graphical stuff, networking and so on. C++, I can only think of the MFC and qt off of the top of my head. The only toolkits for C++ i can think of are people who wish to make a profit on peple who want a graphical interface written in C++ instead of just wrapped. C++, I *think* has more biz people interested, as OOP is usually good for representing biz like ideas in an organized way. Companies like "organization". Perl had it tacked on later, no?

So java is company backed. C++ is profit backed. C is done sort of as a default.

perl has tk and all of the C bindings sorta, but I think it falls more in line with python and ruby. They aren't native languages so to speak. They are open and not profit backed.. well.. didn't nasa sponsor it in some way when mr wall was witht hem? Anyway, I dont' know of many OSs written in perl. And whhomever sponsors perl doesn't seem to have that huge of an interest in graphical interfaecs. Not bad.. just true.. I think.

Am i at all accurate on any of this?

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In reply to Re^3: Perl and open source by exussum0
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