[futurebasic] Re: [FB] FB^3

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From: Chris Stasny <staz@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 15:25:10 -0500
>In a message dated 8/18/99 5:07:21 AM, futurebasic-digest-help@...
>writes:
>
>>As far as I know, I think he said FB^3 will be compatible with future
>>versions of the MacOS, however it won't generate "pure" X apps.
>>I think he's focusing on compatibility in that area. But what do you
>>need with pure "X" apps?
>
>Since Apple is phasing out the old Toolbox calls in favor of the new Carbon
>API in OS X, applications that use the old Toolbox calls instead of Carbon
>will run in emulation in OS X. That means, among other things, they won't be
>able to take advantage of the new OS X features, such as protected memory
>space, dynamic memory modelling, or preemptive multitasking. Also, the
>old-style Patch Manager won't exist in its present form in OS X, so anybody
>wishing to write programs that are the equivalent of pre-OS X extensions and
>cdevs will need to use a language that supports OS X.
>
>

You guys can relax on this. All we have to do to be carbon compatible is
dump calls like NEWWINDOW and use NEWCWINDOW instead. It's not a big deal.



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