I'm not really all that mysterious

Oblivious to Deprecation

So I ran across an old post about the differences between Cocoa and Carbon12.

…and, yeah, I’m not a developer of any kind, much less a Mac developer, so I don’t know why it surprises me so, but apparently Carbon was deprecated back in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) (which is also when “Mac OS X” was deprecated and replaced by “OS X”)

It’s interesting to look back at posts about how Carbon was going to last forever, but no one knew that iOS was going to be the future yet.

Speaking of OS naming nomenclature, I am now wondering what if anything Apple will do when iOS 10 is released.

Jason Snell at Macworld speculates about the future of (the nomenclature of) OS X.

And with the release of Swift, there’s speculation about the impending deprecation of Cocoa.

The Death of Cocoa • 2014 Dec 29 • Mattt Thompson • NSHipster

  1. Cocoa (API) • Wikipedia

  2. Carbon (API) • Wikipedia

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