Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 22:38 UTC
Apple John Gruber has found out that cross-compilers are no longer allowed in iPhone OS 4.0. "My reading of this new language is that cross-compilers, such as the Flash-to-iPhone compiler in Adobe's upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release, are prohibited. This also bans apps compiled using MonoTouch - a tool that compiles C# and .NET apps to the iPhone. It's unclear what this means for tools like Titanium and PhoneGap, which let developers write JavaScript code that runs in WebKit inside a native iPhone app wrapper. They might be OK."
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How would they tell?
by FunkyELF on Fri 9th Apr 2010 19:08 UTC
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How can they even tell? When you put something in the app store (which is a feat all its own) you don't give them the sources do you? You just give them a binary.

I guess they could look for certain known symbols left by known cross-compilers.

Time for these cross-compilers to use randomization and obfuscation.... how would Apple be able to tell?

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