[futurebasic] Re: [FB] FB & OSX

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From: Bernie <fblist@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:28:53 +0100
Joe,

I'm pretty sure you can write to the resource fork of the prefs file  
created by Put Preferences. In fact, I think I store Open Recent  
aliases that way in TWM. Will see if I can dig it out and send it  
back channel.

Bernie



On 20 Jul 2005, at 11:16, Joe Smith wrote:

> It would be a sorry day when Apple no longer supports the resource  
> portion
> of the file. STR#, PICT, etc are a great utilities. The only nice  
> thing
> about GET/PUT Preferences is that it places the file in a folder  
> with little
> or no overhead. It would be nice to be able to write to that file.
> Meanwhile, I think I'll take a look at  'Subs PrefsFile.Incl' and  
> see if I
> can use anything there.
>
> Many thanks for your suggestions and held.
>
> Joe
>
> =============================================
>
>> George and Steve supplied good information and suggestions. One
>> additional thought to keep in mind is Apple's direction vis-a-vis
>> resource forks in general. At some point (my prediction but doesn't
>> take a crystal ball) Apple will not support resource forks in a
>> single file application (which is what FB creates). So in addition to
>> the benefits of a separate resource file mentioned/detailed by
>> George, your app will be strategically placed once this change  
>> happens.
>>
>> Brian S.
>>
>>
>> On Jul 19, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Joe Smith wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Under OSX are we allowed to add STR# resource to the applications'
>>> resource
>>> fork or must this now be written to a separate file ??
>>>
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>> =============================================
>>>
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