Objective-C 2.0

October 03, 2006

Andy Matuschak on Objective-C 2.0:

Curious about what’s new in ObjC2? It’s pretty annoying being told “hey, we’re changing around the syntax of the language you do all your work in; hush, we’ll tell ya about it later” even when one has a seed key, so I looked around a bit. The secrets lie in Apple’s branch of gcc in the gnu.org repositories, where the changelogs are quite telling. Especially in the testing suites. So following is a list of ObjC 2.0 additions and places where you can see them in the repository.

I’ve been keeping an eye on Objective-C 2.0 since it was announced, as it more or less captures everything I like about working with C# on the Windows side of things. There are some features I’m a little critical of (garbage collection, for instance) but we’ll see how it goes.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.