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This question: iPhone development on Windows was closed by a mod for "non constructiveness"

But a question (that looks like a duplicate) is still all open ( How can I develop for iPhone using a Windows development machine? ).

If How can I develop for iPhone using a Windows development machine? is constructive, then iPhone development on Windows is constructive, but a duplicate.

Why was it closed like it was, and should it be changed?

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closed as off-topic by random, James, Martijn Pieters, Scimonster, CRABOLO Dec 19 '14 at 9:33

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It has 43 Answers, and you don't see how it could cause extended discussion? – raveturned May 25 '12 at 14:55
@raveturned 42 answers ALL community wiki. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A May 25 '12 at 14:56
the question that is "still all open" looks like a typical broken window // update - it is closed now – gnat May 25 '12 at 15:07
2009 called, they want their confusion over the meaning of CW back. – Pops May 25 '12 at 16:36
@PopularDemand 1996 called, they want their joke back. – Django Reinhardt Jun 7 '12 at 18:37
I suppose you're right @DjangoReinhardt, 2009 would have probably tweeted or texted instead. – Pops Jun 7 '12 at 19:25
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It's more because the other question was just as non-constructive as the one you're suggesting is a duplicate of it.

I've closed that question as "Not Constructive" as well. Both questions have conflicting information (some saying yes, some saying no), as well as being lists of things.

So to answer your question, the other post shouldn't have been open as "Not Constructive" but that's been rectified now.

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