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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by ArcadeFX on Sat 10th Apr 2010 12:26 UTC
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It should not affect people who build C/C++ and Objective-C based APIs. Same routines and target multiple platforms (mobile to desktop OSes). Unless Apple decides to ban C/C++ functions then those people are good. The routines call Apple's Native routines in Objective-C and are compiled with X-Code (api layers).

That means developers can develop in Visual Studio, X-Code, GNU/C++, Java, etc. Yes the developer needs to know the language, but they use the API Layer routines to handle things. If you write your routines, classes etc based on the API Layer it works great.

They just don't want you to code in Java, Flash, C# and then with a Magic Wand translate to iPhone.

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