[fpc-pascal] Windows Phone 8 + pascal
pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 25 12:23:08 CEST 2012
Am 25.06.2012 11:12 schrieb <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be>:
> 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
>>>> 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
>> 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
>> The core libraries are written in either C or C++ and the metadata is
>> 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 ;-)
Ehm... no, not really. I see no reason in working on something that I don't
plan to use. ;)
> I can't believe they invented yet another technology/API. Their partners
must go crazy :/
They have seen that their pure managed approach on Windows Phone 7 wasn't
as successful as thought and now they try to attract native, managed and
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