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Apple MPW for Mac

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Developer's Description

MPW (Macintosh Programmer's Workshop) is a product designed specifically for professional Macintosh software developers. It brings together a comprehensive collection of Macintosh core development tools designed to support C, C++, and assembly-language programmers who are writing software for Mac OS 7.x/8.x/9.x. MPW is an open, configurable, and scriptable development environment which provides the flexibility to support complex software development projects for 68K and Power Macintosh systems.

MPW can be used as a general-purpose C/C++ development environment since it includes an editor, assemblers and C/C++ compilers for generating MC680x0 and PowerPC code, and the necessary build support tools such as linkers and a resource compiler. But its appeal is much broader since it includes dozens of additional tools for performing a variety of file-related operations that would be difficult or awkward to do in any other way. As a result, many programmers use MPW even if they are also using other popular development environments such as Metrowerks CodeWarrior or Symantec C++ for Macintosh.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.6b2

  • Added new editor primitives: MoveSubWordLeft, MoveSubWordRight, SelectSubWordLeft, and SelectSubWordRight. A subword boundary is defined as:
    • a lower-case character followed by an upper-case character within a word
    • an alphabetic character next to a numeric character
    • a word break character (i.e. a character not in {wordset})
    • an embedded underscore character
    These editor primitives are initially mapped to Control-LeftArrow, Control- RightArrow, Control-Shift-LeftArrow, and Control-Shift-RightArrow.
  • Added control-double-click behavior, to allow the selection of a subword with a word. (See above for definition of subword boundaries.)


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added September 27, 2002
Version 3.6b2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Popularity

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