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RE[3]: OS X "deficiencies"
by Hypnos on Tue 26th May 2009 11:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS X "deficiencies""
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AFAIK, at the API level Cocoa is a pretty complete rendition of OPENSTEP. Same classes, runtime and development tools, most notably XCode/Project Builder and Interface Builder.

Certainly, the user experience is very different, and that does turn off the old NeXT afficionados. Also, purists may not like that the old NeXT Display PostScript engine has been replaced by the PDF-based Quartz.

I'd be curious to learn what experienced developers on both platforms have to say on this topic; if you have a link to such a discussion that would be appreciated.

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