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Originally Posted by Quietude View Post
And there's zero reason for that except that Apple makes it harder to play in their sand than others. They've always been that way; look back at the original Mac programming APIs that required deep, deep indoctrination and much patience to work with, just because Apple, you know. I remember whole issues of programming magazines devoted to just explaining basic use, which should be inherent in any API or library.
I’m no software geek but I thought a lot of that was due to Apple’s proprietary ROM routines. My understanding was that in the PC world, software developers would write their own routines for creating a window, sizing it, moving it, drawing in its controls, etc. Apple instead built a lot of that background stuff into their ROM sets and that required software developers to have the encyclopedic “Inside Macintosh” set of reference books. This was all prior to the switch to NEXTstep/Unix OS.

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