[Mono-osx] Is native look on OS X possible?
memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Wed Feb 11 06:38:22 EST 2009
Joanna Carter wrote:
Ignoring all above: IDE and Language/Compiler discussions are probably
out of the scope of the original discussion.
> If you are a Mac user, I have to ask you why you are looking at, what
> is essentially, a Windows solution?
Why is Mono on OS X a "Windows solution"? If one uses an Objective-C
bridge, no Windows specific code needs to come in to the equation.
> I agree that C# and the .NET libraries are much easier to get to know
> than ObjectiveC but are you expecting to write apps primarily for
> Windows that can run on Mac, or the other way around?
Neither. For me, Mono != Windows programming, and Windows Programming
does not seem to be the only objective of Mono. Though compatibility may
be a goal, a Mono programmer can write entire application suites without
compiling or running a single line on Windows. Maybe, here-in lies the
problem with your perception of what Mono is? :-)
> If you have no wish to get involved with Windows, why aren't you
> looking at using the "native" Mac solution of ObjectiveC,<Java is not
> a native solution>?
Simplicity. I write C# code for a living. I love Objective-C, but
sometimes it's quicker to use what you are most familiar with.... <shrugs>
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