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.
|Operating System||Mac OS Classic Macintosh|