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Re: Intermediate Summary: Re: website redesign proposal

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: Intermediate Summary: Re: website redesign proposal
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:06:16 +0000

On 7 Jan 2014, at 10:49, Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I read 'Objective-C 2' as 'we support the features Apple introduced in 2005! 
>>  Yay!'
> You may be unusual in that.

Possibly, but the 2006 WWDC was the first and last time Apple referred to a set 
of new Objective-C features as Objective-C 2.  The term Objective-C 2 does not 
appear in current Apple docs, nor is it a language dialect that you can select 
in the compiler.  If we make a big deal about supporting Objective-C 2, then 
there's an immediate question of why we're not saying anything about supporting 
newer features.  

Simply saying that we support all of the modern Objective-C language features, 
including ARC, tells people that we support the thing that they're most likely 
to care about, and we also support the other new stuff, irrespective of how you 
choose to brand it.  


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