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Re: Emacs on OS X development

From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: Emacs on OS X development
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:58:35 +0900
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>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:41:33 -0400, Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> said:

> OK, then: Mitsuharu-san, is there any way to have the NS port and
> your Mac port merged, preserving the desirable features of both?
> For instance, if GCD is available, to use GCD, but otherwise fall
> back to NS behavior?  Are you interested in that level of
> integration today, or do you prefer to keep your Mac port separate
> and fully under your control?

I don't think such merging makes a lot of sense.

Most of the C APIs used in the Mac port (e.g., Core Foundation, Core
Graphics, Core Text, and Grand Central Dispatch) are available and
widely used on iOS as well as Mac OS X.  (Ironically, major difference
between them lies in UIKit vs. AppKit, being C APIs mentioned above
almost identical.)  If GNUstep incorporates these "Core" C APIs (IIUC,
it is going to that direction more or less), then many part of the Mac
port can be reused.  This doesn't require any knowledge of Emacs
internals, and moreover benefits outside Emacs.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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