As a result of this thread, Carbon vs. Cocoa, a structered debate : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=317580 ...I have decided to begin my Cocoa development phase sooner rather than later. My former initial objective was to take my OS 9 apps to Carbon to at least have them running native under OS X. I will continue what I have started for the sake of feeling some form of accomplishment, but all of my new projects will be with Cocoa. Thanks to all who helped me make up my mind While I felt some of the discussion was needlessly overheated at times, it did address some key points, and for those who stayed on topic, my thanks. I'd like to open up a new thread wherein the "Cocoa way" to do things that the Carbon-minded might find useful. I'll try to come up with some "common denominator" code snippets, not just items overly-specific to some of the 2,000,000 lines of code I have going back to the days of CodeWarrior and MPW. I'll start things off in my next post, thank again to all of the Cocoa diehards out there.