Richard, I always read (and try to comprehend) what you write very carefully and completely.
If I mis-read or mis-understand something you've written, my apologies to you are both heart felt and sincere. While I generally tend to try for levity in 99.999999999999% of what I put out, you can take my sincerity to the bank when I state it.
I think the problem in this case
is that we both see this situation differently, I'm not looking for one to one parity from the IDE for each and every OS out there, but I suspect you think I want the IDE to be an OS emulator unto itself running full functions from every OS's core api-set. That would indeed be daunting to try to pull off, if it were even possible. Rest assured, this is not what I am talking about.
In the above post, mentioning other companies as an indicator of what is feasible has little meaning when the other companies have never in their history done such, nor show any intention in the future of doing such. The only company I can think of that *did* attempt part
of such was RB back in the day with the menu'ing preview of which I posted a picture.
FourthWorld wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Please observe that I didn't write that MetaCard Corp. stopped keeping up with new OS appearances in its emulation because they were trying to be like other companies.
I don't see anywhere in my post that says you did say this, or even hinted that you might have said this. The point I was replying too was exactly what I quoted from your post, i.e.
Emulating every desktop on every desktop is not a trivial task, which is probably why we're not seeing any other company attempt it.
Again, my only issue with that statement is that mentioning other companies as an indicator of what is feasible or cost prohibitive has little relevance when said companies have never had that feature and likely are not trying for parity with that feature.
I hope that clarifies my previous post. Whether you know it or don't, a great deal of what you've written has been very informative on many levels for me personally, and it is very much appreciated. There are times where I suspect you are pulling on my leg, but I don't mind that so much.