what was VMS/OpenVMS written in?
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Dec 1 16:19:35 CST 2010
On Wed, 1 Dec 2010, Rich Alderson wrote:
> From: Zane H. Healy
>> How much is C, and how much is Objective-C? I honestly have no idea, but as
>> it has run on 68k, x86, x64, Sparc, and PA-RISC, I doubt there is little if
>> any Assembly Language in there.
> ???? Oh, you're collapsing NeXTstep and Mac OS X, aren't you? The latter
> only runs on PowerPC and x64, as far as I know.
> According to the book _Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach_ by Amit Singh,
> there is some very low level assembler code on the PowerPC. I don't know
> what might have been done about that on x64.
NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, Rhapsody, and Mac OS X are all the same OS as far as I'm
concerned. I still laugh at the claims Apple ported "Mac OS X" to Intel.
The initial versions shipped to Apple developers didn't run on PPC, they
ran on Intel CPU's. Are we supposed to believe that Apple was foolish
enough to not develop Intel and PPC versions side by side as an insurance
The NeXTSTEP origins are still very visable under the hood of Mac OS X.
More information about the cctalk