[fpc-pascal] Mac losing Carbon support in 64bit Leopard

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 17:48:44 CEST 2007

On 6/15/07, memsom <memsom at interalpha.co.uk> wrote:
> Apaprently Troll Tech is unhappy as they use Carbon in their Qt port for
> Mac OS X...

Everyone is unhappy. Office, Photoshop, Adobe products, Firefox,
wxWidgets, etc, are all based on Carbon.

Actually to me it seams that Apple is the only entusiastic company
about Objective C

This is sad, but at the same time isn't the end of the world, because:

* The transition to 64-bits will take time, so we have some years
still where work can continue with Carbon

* Even then 32-bits carbon apps will keep working normally on 64-bits computers

* Until 64-bits GUIs are really needed we will already have some way
of interfacing with Cocoa, which can be either supporting obj-c
objects on Pascal or procedurizing the Cocoa API

To write stand-alone apps the first approach is 1 million times
better, but, for example, to write a Lazarus interface the second is
more then enougth.

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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