[fpc-pascal] Windows Phone 8 + pascal

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 25 20:22:12 CEST 2012

On 25.06.2012 13:21, michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be wrote:
> 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 knew that... that's why there is a ";)" at the end ^^

>>> 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.

We'll see how Windows (Phone) 8 gets off if at all... until then I 
concentrate on what's going on with ReactOS where someone is currently 
working on getting that OS' experimental ARM port to boot on an iPhone :)


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