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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Makes sense
by raven_ on Sun 10th Jul 2005 18:55 UTC
raven_
Member since:
2005-07-10

If your going to use a toolkit like cocoa that ties you to the Mac platform (GNUstep aside), why use java. I hope they use the resources that would have gone to updating these bindings to improve swing or swt support on the Mac.

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RE: Makes sense
by stew on Sun 10th Jul 2005 19:09 in reply to "Makes sense"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

"If your going to use a toolkit like cocoa that ties you to the Mac platform (GNUstep aside), why use java."

Because Java is a nicer langauge to work with than Objective-C. No worries about pointer troubles, memory management or endianess issues. Also, having a choice between several languages is always a good thing.

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RE[2]: Makes sense
by Lumbergh on Sun 10th Jul 2005 21:12 in reply to "RE: Makes sense"
Lumbergh Member since:
2005-06-29

Because Java is a nicer langauge to work with than Objective-C.

Sure stew. We all take your word on that. Everybody is going to drop objective-c for java because of your post.

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