Cocoa vs. Carbon

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Taft, Oct 13, 2002.

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    Taft

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    Cocoa brings the Macintosh into the 1990s. NeXTStep was well ahead of its time. Cocoa makes it easier for the programmer to write closer to error-free code the first time, once they learn the framework. Smalltalk-based Objective-C, developed by Brad Cox, is a great, pure object-oriented language. Cocoa takes full advantage of it. Java is similar and Java programmers should enjoy Objective-C easily. C++ programmers don't integrate so easily because of C++'s shortcomings and stiff, unchanging nature.

    Carbon is the best of the late 1980s mindset. It's slim and a good base onto which you can add an application framework like MacApp or PowerPlant and not incur too much of a performance decrease. If you want to programme in Carbon without an application framework, don't do anything too complicated.
     

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