From: Smelly Pooh (plop at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Wed 28 Apr 1999 - 15:28:14 IST
In reply to Vincent Cunniffe's flatulent wordings,
> I understood that OS X is a mach-based BSD derivative. If that's the
> case, then any code written for it should run on other unices without
> too much trouble, and projects designed to be run on OS X as well
> as other OS'es will similarly need to be designed in such a way as
> too run easily on other unices.
Wish it were that simple. Basically if they programmed posix compliant code
or using unix syscalls or whatever then yes the above will hold true.
Unfortunately the standard way of coding is to use the OpenStep API (and very
often "just" that API) which is completely different to posix or unix, without
proper OpenStep libraries (the closest linux or FreeBSD has to it is GNUstep
and trust me they are by no means complete) most of that code will have to be
rewritten, it'd be pretty akin to porting between unix and windows or plain
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