Could a Max app be easily embedded in other software?
I have been programming with C#, a little C++, and Java, could a Max app be connected to (or embedded in) a separate custom application, such as a Visual C# windows app, etc.?
Could a "standalone" Max app be easily distributed to different user’s operating systems?
I’m not sure about embedding a standalone in separate applications, but I can tell you that standalones are platform specific.
A standalone build (at least on Mac OS X) is a combination of a collective file (.mxf) and a version of Max runtime running together and acting as a separate application.
you can at any time distribute or share a max application uncompiled, i.e. as patches. this way your work is cross platform.
Building on Romans comment
…Yet another amazing thing, in the very long list of amazing things, that max does/can be sone in max
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