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Comment on "WWDC 2006: Judging from the Back Row"
by Dale Gillard — Aug 12
Anon. E Mouse wote:
Dale, you said making the whole stack 64 bits couldn't have taken 18 months. I think it took Sun 5 years. On a CPU they designed.

Sun clearly aren't as smart as Apple ;-)

Actually, I wouldn't have a clue whether it could take 18 mths to make Cocoa and Carbon 64 bit frameworks. But 'the UNIX layer' had already been converted (according to the keynote speakers), and I'm guessing this would've been the hard part. Now, if they also made these frameworks thread safe at the same time, I could understand it might have taken that long.
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