[cfe-dev] ObjectiveC on Windows using the Apple Obj C runtime

Jean-Daniel Dupas devlists at shadowlab.org
Fri Jan 22 06:34:38 PST 2010

Le 22 janv. 2010 à 15:25, Jim Crafton a écrit :

>> The current Apple's objc runtime is maybe better than the old GNU one, but I
>> don't think it will give you more than the GNU objc2 runtime but troubles.
>> Trying to use the Apple runtime outside of the Apple world is not
>> recommended and not supported at all. The ObjC runtime is Open source but it
>> heavily relies on Foundation to set it up.
>> Without the Apple's Foundation, critical part of the runtime will not work
>> properly.
>> -- Jean-Daniel
> Well all I want is just the minimal bare bones Objective C language
> support. I have no interest in using Apple's Foundation, AppKit, or
> any other Cocoa frameworks. I just wanted a basic Objective C
> implementation that can be compiled and used with a Microsoft
> toolchain. The rest I'd be more than happy to build myself, again more
> as an interesting exercise than anything practical.
> Cheers

Yes, it depends what you mean by minimal.  
It should be fine if you don't plan to use Block, Exception, Forwarding , synchronize, etc…

-- Jean-Daniel

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