I don't like the Objective C, and I don't believe it's a good idea
for Apple to continue down the path of what is essentially a dead
I am deliberately omitting comment on the rest of your message because
there's not much point in discussing it here, but I do want to comment
on this point.
No one reading this list should be under any illusions about Apple's
use of Objective C. Apple really likes Objective C. There are a lot of
third-party developers who are using Objective C to program for Mac OS
X and who really like it. Apple is not going to stop using Objective
C. I'm not making a value judgement here, just stating a simple
reality that everyone needs to understand. Do not think that someday
Apple will "wake up" and realize that it would be better to recast all
of our APIs in C++. That's not going to happen.
I'm also not sure I'd agree with the characterization of Objective C
as a dead language. It's certainly a minority language, but it's
available via gcc on multiple platforms (not just Mac OS X), and it
has a small but significant user base on both Mac OS X and other
platforms, and as the market share for Mac OS X grows, the market
share for Objective C grows too. That doesn't sound like a dead
language to me.
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