On 5/5/2006, at 22:47, Timothy Bates wrote:
[...] On the cocoa-carbon issue, I note that
file moves and renames transparently, and i am pretty sure it is
cocoa. Perhaps they went to the trouble of using the carbon
wrappers under cocoa, but perhaps there is another way to get this
feature, which exists already?
NSDocument do use aliases. So any Cocoa application basing its MDI on
that, should get them -- that said, it’s not a problem to call Carbon
stuff from Cocoa, but when I started programming on Mac, I rarely
looked outside Cocoa, nor was I, as a non-Classic user, really
familiar with aliases, so such feature did not seem “lacking” to me,
on the contrary actually, as when I did switch to Mac, they had
aliases use the inode over the file path, which often meant that
programs used the wrong files (those in the trash).