An object-oriented class framework created by Metrowerks. Included is it's sidekick, Constructor.

Powerplant is IMHO, a very bad class framework. It requires you to learn a lot of toolbox, and it is very hard to use. It's code is written in a very unclear manner, which is bad because you have to go rooting around in it quite often. The good points are that it comes with CodeWarrior, and you can use only the more useful parts of it (i.e. you can just use it to handle an event loop, or to track mouse activity).

One of the really good parts about Powerplant is that with upcoming releases of this class framework, you get Carbonization for free. This is a HUGE advantage over Mac OS Toolbox code. It is a foresight that very few people had, and many people are kicking themselves over now. Overall Powerplant is flexible, albeit a tad kludgy compared to other class structures. By adhering to it, you allow yourself to flow with the Mac OS better, and allow your apps to improve, simply by linking against another Powerplant lib. That is the theory at least.

Yet another "Thrill Seekers" feature of the newest Codewarrior.

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