[fpc-pascal] Windows Phone 8 + pascal

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Mon Jun 25 13:21:02 CEST 2012

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012, Sven Barth wrote:

>>> 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 ;-)
> Ehm... no, not really. I see no reason in working on something that I don't
> plan to use. ;)

I was not being serious. But it does seem something up your alley.

>> 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
> "web" (JavaScript) developers...

Could be. The end result is that they have now several technologies, and the
new developer is faced with the choice: which one ? if you're in it for the
long term, this is a crucial decision.


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