[futurebasic] Re: [FB] FB development

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From: Brian S <fblistserve@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:55:08 -0700
On Apr 20, 2012, at 3:28 PM, Dan Baeckström wrote:

> For an interested newcomer, would it be possible to have, on the back of a postcard, the present aims and status of FBNS?
Status would need to come from Bernie.  The aim is to provide procedural functions with standard C callbacks to interface to the Cocoa UIs. 

> Does it exist yet?
Yes, it’s been posted on the FBCocoa list with links to the download.

> Is it an attempt to liberate FB from Carbon?
It is another tool the programmer has to liberate themselves. It does not do all the liberating because any tool that requires FB to compile it ultimately has FB’s limitations. However, the code generated/used by FBNS could easily be moved to Xcode to avoid the FB connection. 

> Would it simplify porting of existing FB code into Cocoa applications?
If hiding the details of the Cocoa implementation is "simplifying", then yes. 

Brian S.