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Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality contr

From: Pete French
Subject: Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 13:12:03 +0000

> 4. CoreFoundation is almost ported to Linux.

Maybe its the fact that I have flu which makes me think "uh-oh" when I see
this, but doesnt CF give you all the things that base does ? i.e. theres
a CFString and an CFArray ?

...and under OSX those are interchangeable. So I can use a CFArray anywhere
that I can use an NSArray, and vice-versa. A pointers to a CFArray is also
a pointer to an NSArray.

But if some well meaning soul goes and ports CF to Linux and then people try
and mix this with GNUstep then it isnt going to work, because a pointer to
a CFArray isnt a pointer to an NSArray anymore.

CF in GNUstep needs to work as it does in OSX. Which includes the toll free
bridging. I think we either need to implement our own CF as wrappers round the
exisiting GNUstepo base objects (which is a nice easy way to do it) or else
rip out our own base and replace it with the CF stuff surely ? 

-bat. [If I am totall wrong here then just feel free to flame me, and I'll
       blame it on being ill :-) ]

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