[fpc-pascal] Windows Phone 8 + pascal

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Mon Jun 25 11:12:03 CEST 2012

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012, Sven Barth wrote:

> Am 24.06.2012 22:59 schrieb "Juha Manninen" <juha.manninen62 at gmail.com>:
>> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>>> I believe they'll mostly go through the WinRT, which is Microsoft's new
> API pet project.
>> Thanks. I didn't even know about this WinRT. New technologies are
> appearing all the time.
>> Page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_RunTime
>> says that WinRT is a COM-based API and uses a .NET-like metadata format.
>> So it is not native code after all then. I don't know why they advertised
> it as native. I guess it is faster than .NET code because it is not
> managed. I thought that .NET allows non-managed code, too.
> Why does "COM-based + .NET-like metadata" imply that it's not native code?
> The core libraries are written in either C or C++ and the metadata is
> needed so that runtimes like .NET and languages like JavaScript can
> interface with WinRT. We can also use this metadata to generate Object
> Pascal wrappers (it is basically the successor of IDL which was used for
> interface definitions in the original COM)

Well, now we know what you will do during your holidays ;-)

I can't believe they invented yet another technology/API. 
Their partners must go crazy :/


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