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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:32 -0000
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In gnu.misc.discuss Thomas A. Russ <> wrote:
> David Kastrup <> writes:

>> Raffael Cavallaro <>
>> writes:

>> > Mac OS X *is* descended from 4.4 BSD for normal definitions of "is."

>> Not really.  Darwin may be, but all the graphical folderol running on
>> it is rather descended (or written new) from older MacOS code not
>> based on BSD.

> Well, actually, a fair bit of the graphical code on OS X comes from the
> NeXT operating system and graphics library.  The older MacOS code has
> slowly been dropped from the Mac OS over the years.

> (The classic Mac OS actually used a Pascal interface.  The current Mac
> OS uses Objective C.)

Objective-C shows the advantages of the GPL.  Since the writers of the
compiler, NeXT, wanted to use GCC's backend, they had to make their
frontend GPL'd too.  As a result, there exists a public Objective-C
compiler, and that has done neither NeXT nor Apple any disfavours.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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