WhyTheExtension.m ?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by zeppenwolf, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. zeppenwolf
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    Does anyone know why they chose "m" for the extension of objC files?

    Of course we can see why they couldn't pick "c", or "o", but apart from that, was there any kind of reason for 'm' or did they pick it straight out of a hat? Thx.
     
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    Well, curses, I had been telling everyone it stood for "McIntosh" (vacuum tubes are awesome).
     
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    That's what I had always assumed as well. :)
     
  6. zeppenwolf
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    Ok, that's good enough for me! I just wanted an excuse to prepend some class names with M, and now I think I have the moral right.

    Sydde, I can't quite be sure if you're making this reference: you guys probably all know that the apple is a "McIntosh", and a "Macintosh" is really a big raincoat? ( Don't be offended if this is 'no kidding'! )
     
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    No, I refer to very expensive audiophile equipment.
     
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