MulleObjC supplies the most basic runtime components to build a foundation
on top of it. MulleObjC fundamentally depends on standard C libraries only
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- NSAutoreleasePool - garbage collection
- NSCoder - object serialization
- NSObject - the root class of everything
- NSLock - locking for threading
- NSRecursiveLock - recursive locking for threading
- NSInvocation - method call serialization
- NSMethodSignature - method description
- NSProxy - the other root class of everything :=)
- NSThread - threads
- NSCoding - object serialization
- NSCopying - object copying
- NSFastEnumeration - support for
for ... inloops
- NSLocking - support for
for ... inloops
- NSObject - for objects that don't want to behave like NSObject but can't be them
- MulleObjCClassCluster - enables classes to act as class clusters
- MulleObjCException - enabled a class to act as an exception
- MulleObjCRuntimeObject - documents the minimum required id superset
- MulleObjCSingleton - enables classes to produce singletons
- MulleObjCTaggedPointer - enables classes to use tagged pointers
It does all the interfacing with the mulle-objc runtime. Any library code above MulleObjC ideally, should not be using the mulle-objc runtime directly. Creating a foundation on top of mulle-objc without using MulleObjC is a foolhardy endeavor IMO.
MulleObjC must be compiled with the mulle-clang compiler, or a compiler which supports the metaABI required for the mulle-objc runtime.
Required Libraries and Tools
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See mulle-objc-developer for installation instructions.
Parts of this library:
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