• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Carbon

Steve Jobs announced the addition of Carbon to the list of OS X technologies by stating that “all life is based on Carbon.” As I've mentioned elsewhere in this chapter, Mac OS X was originally planned to be nothing more than a made-over version of the OpenStep operating system. When developers refused to bite at the new programming interface, it became obvious that there needed to be an easier transition for existing Mac developers.

Carbon is a rewriting of the existing Macintosh toolbox to take advantage of the new technologies in Mac OS X. It also removes routines that were rarely used and incompatible with an advanced operating system environment (such as direct access to system memory).


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint