"Lin Jianfong" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > As far as I know, objective C is sort of ancestor to C++,
Not an ancestor. Objective C and C++ were seperately developed, in different parts of the C community, and so far as I know there was little or no communication or cross-fertilization. (Well, there is a creature called 'Objective-C++', but I don't know much about that, though I get the impression it is little used.) Objective-C's object model is dynamicly typed, strongly based on smalltalk ideas. C++'s object model is staticly typed, strongly based on Simula-67 ideas. They come from different branches of the OO tree. > an object > oriented C, and I doubt if anyone is still using it nowadays. [snip] It was / is much loved by the NeXT community, and it did languish for some years while NeXT did. MacOS X revived it, and the GNUStep people never stopped using it. So it isn't likely to vanish anytime soon. However I doubt it will ever be as widespread as C++, much less C. If you wish to use the GNUStep desktop framework, which as far as I understand (I haven't played with it much under freebsd) works great in freebsd, you'll need Objective-C. I can't think of anything else that needs it, however. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"