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Re: Migration to Objective-C 2.0


From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: Migration to Objective-C 2.0
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 06:47:39 -0800 (PST)

Here's my position on this....

ObjC 2.0 will likely be included in a future release of GCC.    This is 
entirely up to the GCC team as to when/if they want to include it in the 
standard distribution.    If they do, GNUstep will start taking advantage of 
the new features available in the language and will do so in a way that's 
compatible with Mac OS X/Cocoa.

Later, GJC
--
Gregory Casamento

----- Original Message ----
From: Graham J Lee <address@hidden>
To: Jeremy Tregunna <address@hidden>
Cc: Discuss GNUstep <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:31:23 AM
Subject: Re: Migration to Objective-C 2.0

On 12 Feb 2007, at 12:51, Jeremy Tregunna wrote:

>
> In my opinion, it's a lousy attempt to become C# -- read: pandering  
> to MS developers, rather than taking care of its base. Bad strategy  
> in my opinion.

Is that because existing ObjC developers are *real* developers who  
don't _need_ any fancy garbage collection or fast enumeration?  ;-)   
IMO, the new features look useful[*]...take-up of course depends on  
how quickly and how many developers are willing to leave OS X 10.<=4  
behind.  Which if Core Data on 10.4 was anything to go by, is quite a  
number and quite soon.

Cheers,

Graham.
[*]in different contexts of course...garbage collection probably  
wouldn't be too attractive on existing code unless you know you've  
got a retaincount bug *glares at Cocoa Bindings*


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