[Mono-osx] Delphi Prism and all those Cocoa bridges

Andrew Brehm ajbrehm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 11:16:18 EST 2009

> I may be missing something but I do not see the advantage of Delphi Prism
> (which may just be a personal preference ).  Yes the CLR can
> be utilized through various languages.

I think the advantage is that those guys actually try to support Cocoa
in a .NET IDE. I am considering buying it and learning Delphi.

>  But the one language that is
> relevant (at least to me) is C#.  Not Pascal, C++ or VB.  Yes the syntax of
> object pascal may be similar and yes it may have additional features not
> found in C#.  But it is not C#.  I do not want to learn yet another
> language.

True, but who will give us the integration so that we can focus on the
program and not the build process? Apple are not interested and Novell
have other priorities.

> The "solution" I'm looking for is a native Mac IDE that integrates nicely
> with Interface Builder where the language is C#, utilizing one of the
> bridges, Monobjc, mobjc, etc.  My current environment is virtual Win7 Visual
> Studio, mobjc, and Interface Builder.

I like Visual Studio. A Monobjc-plugin for Visual Studio would be a
good solution for me.

> Thanks everyone for the ongoing discussions and opinions... I try to keep an
> open mind.

Any thoughts on the idea of a bounty for such a plugin and what it
would have to do?

Perhaps we can convince the actual Mono team to support such a plugin
if we come up with a bounty? I would gladly give two or three hundred
Euros. If anybody else is interested, it might become worth the while
of someone familiar with Monobjc, Mono, and Visual Studio to provide

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