[Mono-osx] Delphi Prism and all those Cocoa bridges
mh at elitedev.com
Tue Feb 24 13:44:16 EST 2009
> I guess I see Delphi as a step back now, after using C# for 4+
> years. I actually avoided .Net and C# for the longest time - with
> some weird notion that I was a dedicated "Delphi programmer", but
> the switch is like night and day. I don't think I could go back.
Agreed. Delphi/Win32 is definitely a step back from C# and .NET.
However, Delphi Prism is not Delphi/Win32, and it is (imho, and im not
just saying that because im selling it ;), imho a step forward from
C#. If nothing else, the language is a lot more advanced and feature
rich and has many things C# developers can only dream about - while at
the same time not missing out on a single feature that C# does have.
> I'm sure Mark won't take offence if I also say, using a VM to run
> Visual Studio and then running Interface Builder on the Mac is a
> complete and total kludge.
i somewhat agree, and somewhat disagree. i dislike having to use a VM,
as well, but it's important to remember that "real" Mac developers
using Xcode and Objective-C, too have Interface Builder as a separate
application. So having IB external is pretty much "by design", whether
you have the extra barrier of the VM, or not. but yes, i too would
love to get rid of needing VMware and Windows at all, and these days
VS is just about the only thing i do use it for ;)
> A MonoDevelop version would really improve the situation, so let's
> hope that happens :-)
it exists now. we just cannot ship it while MD is under GPL. :(
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