[fpc-pascal] Mac losing Carbon support in 64bit Leopard
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Jun 15 17:14:49 CEST 2007
On 15 jun 2007, at 17:00, memsom wrote:
> Rumour has it that the Mac OS X 10.5 will not have 64bit Carbon
> under Intel.
It's not just a rumour, and it's not Intel-only. Several parts of
Carbon will not be 64 bit under Mac OS X 10.5. See the "64-bit
Carbon" and "Is Carbon Viable?" threads at
(and on the following pages)
In particular the messages from Eric Schlegel (he's from Apple), e.g.
> That means that Intel based Carbon based apps will only ever
> be 32bit and that if 32bit support is ever withdrawn (likely?)
> Carbon will
> be gone.
Nobody can say how likely that is. It definitely won't happen in the
near future, since there are a lot of Carbon apps out there.
> I know that the FPC GUI ports under Mac OS X tend to use Carbon....
> heard any definite reports on this? I know OS News has one, but
> that is
> allegedly still hear-say. Is it even possible/practical to use
> Cocoa to
> build a GUI and then use Pascal code to do the logic?
Yes, it is (just as practical to do the logic in C or C++).
More information about the fpc-pascal