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  C is for Cocoa
Subject:   just what I was looking for...
Date:   2003-07-23 15:42:47
From:   anonymous2
Response to: just what I was looking for...

"exactly how much C do I need for cocoa" answer: Exactly all of it. Seriously, objective C is not another language, it's a superset of C. It ADDS object oriented features to C. Objective C is not a redefinition of C, it IS C with some new features. IOW, you need to know C. C, C, C, C, C!!!! Si! I mean yes! No good shortcuts to this one I'm afraid. That said, there ARE powerful things you can do with Cocoa knowing only a limited amount of C and it's Obj C addendum. Learn a lot of C, it's not all that hard.
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  • just what I was looking for...
    2003-08-01 16:41:23  anonymous2 [View]

    So C is procedural? I was always under the impression that it was OO......
  • just what I was looking for...
    2003-07-24 01:59:28  anonymous2 [View]

    If you are new to the C set of languages, and you want to learn to do something cool, you don't need to be a master at C. I agree that in the long run, having a good understanding of C will be required, but everyone wants to jump in and start writing programs that they are familiar with, with windows and menus, not just a command line tool that prints "Hello World".

    People want to do fun, practical things when they program, and telling a new programmer (or someone coming from visual or real basic) that they need to write command line tools for a while is really going to discourage them.

    Start writing in Cocoa, but be prepared to have to learn a lot of C in the process. Remember, this tutorial is aimed at getting people to start coding, and I don't think programming in pure C is a necessity to learn objective-C.
    • just what I was looking for...
      2003-07-25 21:58:20  anonymous2 [View]

      This is the si! programmer from just above. Well said.