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CW Pascal had focus till +/- MacOS 8. Classic Mac had huge parts of Pascal in it.

C interfaces were the norm since about 1989. Pascal interfaces were still maintained, but primarily Apple released C headers (Universal headers). All APIs used pascal calling conventions so they could be used from either language, and the C compiler was modified to recognise the PASCAL keyword and reorder function parameters accordingly. Certainly the Mac was programmed with Pascal conventions in mind in the early days, but in fact most of the actual OS code was hand-written assembler, using Pascal calling conventions. Later OS code was written in C and C++, using Pascal calling conventions so that Pascal users could still access it. The OS contained no "Pascal" at all, since that refers to source code. The object code was always 68000 machine code (on classic Mac) whatever the source code.Graham 02:19, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
While I can neither confirm nor deny, what is your source for the "no Pascal at all" claim? Stan 05:42, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, what I mean is that the OS doesn't have any Pascal "in it", which is what was claimed - it only "contains" machine code. No doubt some parts of it were written using a Pascal compiler, via the Lisa Workshop, though from reading Andy Hertzfeld's stories, and looking at some of the source code that Apple did release (the original WDEFs and I think CDEFs were actually released to developers as assembly source), the hand-written assembler claim is definitely true for significant parts of the OS. This might sound like hair-splitting, but if you look at what the original comment says, it says "[the OS] had huge parts of Pascal in it", which is obviously nonsense. Also, personally I stopped using (Turbo) Pascal to develop Mac apps around 1988, and switched over to THINK C. Apple started to release more and more headers as C headers with the Pascal ones supplied but gradually taking a lesser role. I'm not sure how many developers were still using Pascal by, say, 1994, but it can't have been very many. No-one I ever spoke to anyway. This was still very much in the System 7 days so while Pascal was supported, it didn't "have focus", whatever that is intended to mean. Graham 06:17, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
This reminds me of why I've tended to hang back on Mac articles; there is lots to be said about each of your comments, but the published information is thin, and so there's very little concrete with which to replace speculation. Stan 15:30, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it's hard to find sources for this stuff. Especially in 2006. Nevertheless, it is mostly true -- the Mac system software was not written in Pascal. Apple actually did their interfaces in a different format -- I think it was called Interfacer -- which was transformed to C, Pascal and Assembly headers. In the later days, Apple started getting really sloppy about the metadata needed to build the Pascal headers. --Steven Fisher 16:09, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

— Um, there is this assertion that CodeWarrior took off because of the culture. But perhaps it has more to do with the fact that they were the first compiler available that could easily target PowerPC applications for the Macintosh? I was a huge fan of the Symantec C++ offering, but when the PowerPC Macintosh systems came out, Symantec dropped the ball--and MPW was just too bloody hard to use. I switched to CodeWarrior around the DR3 release and never looked back. --William Woody 01:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Only IDE for symbian?[edit]

CodeWarriors seems to be the preeminent IDE for symbian development. Mathiastck 15:56, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Err I guess there are more alternatives then I thought :) http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/resources/tools_and_sdks/#cpp Mathiastck 16:06, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Nokia purchased the rights to CodeWarrior for SymbianOS, purchased outright Metrowerk's x86 compiler and 24 Metrowerks staff. This technology evolved into Carbide.c++, Nokia's current C++ offering. Carbide.c++ still has the Codewarrior debugger and x86 compiler technology. 75.34.96.94 01:33, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Release History[edit]

Version Flavours Host Platforms Target Platforms Programming Languages Release date Annotations
DR/1 Gold / Silver / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 12/23/1993 shipped in May 1994 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
DR/2 Gold /Silver / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 03/11/1994
DR/3 Gold / Silver /Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 05/05/1994
4 Gold / Silver / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 06/26/1994
5 Gold / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 12/15/1994
6 Gold / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 05/03/1995
7 Gold / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 09/05/1995
8 Gold / Bronze Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 01/04/1996
9 Gold Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 05/11/1996
10 Gold Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 09/09/1996
11 Gold Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Object Pascal 12/31/1996
Pro 1 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / Java / Object Pascal 06/04/1997 First unified Windows / Macintosh release
Pro 2 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / Java / Object Pascal 10/23/1997
Pro 3 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / Java / Object Pascal 04/07/1997
Pro 4 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows / Solaris / RedHat Linux Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / Java / Object Pascal 09/10/1998 Object Pascal no longer included
Pro 5 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows / RedHat Linux Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / (Java) / (Object Pascal) 06/18/1999 first separated Win / Mac release, Java version decoupled
Pro 6 Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows / RedHat Linux Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / (Java) / (Object Pascal) 09/09/2000 Object Pascal no longer requestable from Metrowerks, last version to support Macintosh 68k compilation
Pro 7 Macintosh PPC / Windows Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / (Java) / Objective C 2001 first native Mac OS X version
Pro 8 Macintosh PPC / Windows Macintosh PPC / Windows C / C++ / (Java) / Objective C 2002 Java version cancelled
9 Macintosh PPC Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Objective C 2003 Mac OS Classic support dropped, renamed as Developer Studio
10 Macintosh PPC Macintosh PPC C / C++ / Objective C 2005/6 (?)
9 Windows Windows C / C++ 2004 renamed Developer Studio

Flavours of Codewarrior:

  • Gold: Compiler for both Macintosh 68k and PPC (became Codewarrior Professional)
  • Silver: Compiler only for Macintosh PPC (dropped after Release 4)
  • Bronze: Compiler only for Macintosh 68k (dropped after Release 8)

Windows version discontinued in 2005,

Macintosh version discontinued in July 2005 (after Macintosh PPC to Intel transition), last version: 9.6 (08/18/2005)

Versions for Unix-flavoured Systems:

  • Red Hat Linux (Gnu version, Professional Version)
  • Solaris (Java)
  • BeOS

Versions for Handhelds and gaming consoles:

  • Palm
  • Playstation 1 & 2
  • Nintendo GameCube (released first quarter 2001)
  • embedded Processors (after Motorola overtook Metrowerks)

there was limited versions known as "Metrowerks Codewarrior lite", later "Metrowerks Codewarrior Discover Programming"

In August 1999, Motorola's semiconductor group acquired Metrowerks.

Links:

Detailed Overview[edit]

Version: DR/1 (Gold / Silver / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 12/23/1993
  • Programming Languages:
    • C: Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC -> Macintosh 68k / Macintosh PPC (?)
    • C++: Macintosh 68k -> Macintosh 68k
    • Object Pascal: Macintosh 68k -> Macintosh 68k
  • System requirements:
  • new features:
    • included Apples MPW without Compilers
    • included Mac on RISC documentation from Apple
    • 68k-only debugger
    • PowerPlant class library included
  • Annotations:
    • shipped in May 1994 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
    • made available during San Francisco’s MacWorld Expo in January (Gold Flavour)
  • Links:

Version: DR/2 (Gold / Silver / Bronze)[edit]

Version: DR/3 (Gold / Silver / Bronze)[edit]

Version: 4 (Gold / Silver / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 06/26/1994
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 5 (Gold / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 12/15/1994
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 6 (Gold / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 05/03/1995
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 7 (Gold / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 05/03/1995
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 8 (Gold / Bronze)[edit]

  • Release date: 01/04/1996
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 9 (Gold, Academic Gold, Discover Programming C/C++, Discover Programming Java)[edit]

Version: CodeWarrior for BeBox[edit]

Version: 10 (Gold)[edit]

  • Release date: 09/09/1996
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: CodeWarrior for Windows 95 / NT DR/1 (Gold, Academic Pro, Discover Programming C/C++, Discover Programming Pascal)[edit]

  • Release date: 18/11/1996
  • Windows 95 / NT -> Windows 95 / NT, MacOS(C, C++, Pascal, Java)
  • System requirements:
  • Price:
    • $399 (Gold)
    • $199 (Upgrade)
    • $119 (Academic Pro)
    • $79 (Discover Programming C/C++ for Windows 95/NT)
    • $79 (Discover Programming Pascal for Windows 95/NT)
  • Annotations:
    • introduction of CodeWarrior hosted on Windows 95/NT
  • Links:

Version: 11 (Gold)[edit]

  • Release date: 12/31/1996
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: Pro 1[edit]

  • Release date: 06/04/1997
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: Pro 2[edit]

  • Release date: 10/23/1997
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: Pro 3[edit]

  • Release date: 04/07/1997
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: Pro 4[edit]

  • Release date: 09/10/1998
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: CodeWarrior for Java Release 4 (Professional, Academic)[edit]

  • Release date: January 1999
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language) (Macintosh-hosted, Windows-hosted) (Solaris-hosted sold sepparately)
  • System requirements:
  • Price:
    • $199 (Professional)
    • $79 (Academic)
  • new features:
    • RAD support for GUI development in Java
  • Annotations:
    • Java-only stand-alone version of Codewarrior
    • included, at no additional charge, as a feature of the Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Student Program CD
  • Links:

http://www.mactech.com/news/?p=1001730

Version: Pro 5[edit]

  • Release date: 06/18/1999
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language) (MacOS, MacOS X, Windows, Solaris, Linux)
  • System requirements:
  • Price: $ 449
  • New features:
    • support for Mac OS X (Carbon) as Target Platform
    • suppport for Carbon API
    • Rapid Application Development for Java on Mac OS
    • XML support
    • support for Perl scripting
    • more extensive support for the AltiVec processor
  • Updates: 5.3 (December 1999)
  • Link: http://www.mactech.com/news/?p=1002379

Version: Pro 6[edit]

Version: Pro 7[edit]

  • Release date: 2001
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: Pro 8[edit]

  • Release date: 2002
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 9[edit]

  • Release date: 2003 / 2004 (?)
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

Version: 10 (?)[edit]

  • Release date: 2005 (?)
  • Host Platform -> Target Platform (Programming language)
  • System requirements:
  • Annotations:

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OBSOLETE?[edit]

The information in this article is years out of date. The software is not available, is it? XP, Vista, 7, 8 , and 32 or 64 bit? compatible? Based on some of the comments, the product this refers to is long gone. This fact should be reflected in the article introduction (if I'm correct)173.189.75.50 (talk) 17:35, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Just google for Codewarrior. The first link that comes up is the Freescale page where you can purchase it. It's still used for embedded systems development, as the article plainly states.108.20.143.186 (talk) 20:32, 23 September 2013 (UTC)