Linked by Andrew Youll on Sun 10th Jul 2005 18:22 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Apple In the latest update to the technical documentation available from ADC, Apple has published this note: "Features added to Cocoa in Mac OS X versions later than 10.4 will not be added to the Cocoa-Java programming interface. Therefore, you should develop Cocoa applications using Objective-C to take advantage of existing and upcoming Cocoa features".
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I'm surprised
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 01:15 UTC
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I'll take it one step further and say that Objective-C is irrelevant. Name a framework to use with it when not on a Mac. It makes zero sense to write ObjC unless you are writing a Cocoa app, which is not exactly a ringing endorsement for a language. If I was writing a cross-platform app for Mac, Linux and Windows I'd be looking at C++ and Carbon long before Objective-C.

So this decision surprises me. If anything, I would have thought Apple would be moving off of ObjC and more towards Java. Of course, even better would be C# and taking on the CLR from Mono, as another poster mentioned.

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