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Comment on "Cocoa for Windows Will Not Happen"
by Scott Stevenson — May 30
Cocoa/Carbon shouldn't have too many platform specifics in it

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by this.

As for the reason, it is a market. A big one.

There's a big market for writing Windows apps on the Mac?

why do you suppose had Apple went through the trouble of keeping a separate x86 build of OS X around since day one?

Because chip availability is unpredictable.

It wouldn't be about porting OS X to Windows, which wouldn't make sense, but rather supply the upper-level frameworks. The stuff that interests the application developers.

I just don't see it. It would be a partial implementation at best and it doesn't really further Mac OS X in any way. My basic feeling is that Apple is not NeXT.
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