Commercial Mac IDE

Yariv Sadan <>
Sat Aug 12 14:57:07 CEST 2006


On 8/12/06, Ryan Rawson <> wrote:
> Ah yes, I totally forgot.
>
> If you are developing for OS X - why not extend Xcode?!  You just
> missed WWDC so your timing is very very early, since you will want
> good access to the xcode kids, but I guess mailing lists would work
> almost as well.
>
> Why drag in the baggage of Eclipse, or force people to cry Lisp over
> Emacs, and why not go for the primary method to develop Cocoa
> applications in OSX?  I've used Xcode and it is pretty nifty and keen.
>  I'm sure apple would be pleased to learn about something like this.

AFAIK, as opposed to Eclipse, Xcode is closed source, and there's no
straightforward way of developing plugins for it short of basic
language definition files for syntax highlighting. Am I missing
something? Did this change in Xcode 3.0?

Yariv



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