this is a question to anybody who has experience with building objects for max/msp with codewarrior.
is it platform independent?
can i use a pc version of codewarrior to build objects for a max/msp on a mac? or vice versa?
Before the Brave New World of Universal Binaries, I built all of Litter Power with CW, both Windows and two different Mac OS versions, doing all the work on a Mac (only using a Windows box for testing the resulting Windows externals).
So, yes, you *can* target Windows binaries while hosting CW on Mac OS. (Without the jargon: you can run Code Warrior on Mac OS and develop and create your Windows .exe/.dll/.whatever).
The opposite direction doesn’t work because, among other reasons, the Windows File System cannot handle the dual-forked files needed on Mac OS.
The big limitation on the Mac side is that you can only build externals for PPC processors (ie, Max/MSP 4.5.x and earlier). This is a disappearing animal, most people by now have Intel-based Macs and are running Max/MSP 4.6.x and need UB externals. You’ll need XCode to build externals to run on modern Mac OS.