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Is it possible to compile Objective-C code on a PC?

I would like to start learning Objective-C for future iOS development. I understand that there are many large hurdles in getting an iPhone app to work on a PC but I’m trying to avoid all of that and just get familiar with the Objective-C language itself without all of the added mobile features.

Is there a way to compile Objective-C programs on a PC to learn just the language without any extra iOS features?



Yes, definitely. Have a look at GNUstep – it’s a framework that contains the Objective-C runtime library and most of the Foundation classes. You can learn the language very well by using this package with GCC (gobjc) and MinGW on Linux or Windows.

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