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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Objective C
by rx182 on Sun 10th Jul 2005 19:33 UTC
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Do you guys think Apple will provide a real alternative to ObjC after the x86 move? x86 programmers are much more familiar with the other C (C, C++, C#).

For the current MacOS developers, it doesn't matter. But for the x86 programmers that are going to port some applications to MacOS, it will definately slow them down if they are somewhat forced to use ObjC.

I even know Smalltalk alot and I've been working with C since forever but to be honest, I never really had the interest to take a look at ObjC. Except for GNUStep, I think ObjC is a Mac thing ;-)

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RE: Objective C
by on Sun 10th Jul 2005 19:40 in reply to "Objective C"
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> Do you guys think Apple will provide a real alternative to ObjC after the x86 move?

Two Apple engeneers are known to be working on Cocoa-Sharp (http://www.mono-project.com/CocoaSharp), in their spare time, however.

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RE[2]: Objective C
by on Sun 10th Jul 2005 19:50 in reply to "RE: Objective C"
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That would be very, very cool. Anything that will encourage devs to jump ship from Windows, plus code-portability is super important, despite what the Apples and Microsofts say.

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RE[2]: Objective C
by radkowskij on Sun 10th Jul 2005 20:10 in reply to "RE: Objective C"
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2005-07-06

Something is wrong with this picture. Apple engineers having "free time"? ;)

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RE: Objective C
by j-s-h on Sun 10th Jul 2005 20:14 in reply to "Objective C"
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Since Objective C is basically C with a few keywords added for object Oriented programming, I fail to see how using C, C++, or C# would help.

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