Chapter 2

Extensions to C

Objective-C is nothing more than the C language with some extra features drizzled on top—it’s delicious! In this chapter, we’ll cover some of those key extras as we take you through building your first Objective-C program—and your second one too.

The Simplest Objective-C Program

You’ve probably seen the C version of the classic Hello World program, which prints out the text “Hello, world!” or a similar pithy remark. Hello World is usually the first program that neophyte C programmers learn. We don’t want to buck tradition, so we’re going to write a similar program here called Hello Objective-C.

Building Hello Objective-C

As you work through this book, we’re assuming you have Apple’s Xcode tools installed. If you don’t ...

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