Subject: Re: Aliases with NDAlias not appearing where I
tell them to be.

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:17:21 -0400, Kevin Muldoon said:

>Alias file!

I've not used NDAlias for alias files, only for alias records. I just
looked at the example, and it does seems somewhat crusty. Still, I
think you are misunderstanding the 'fromFile' parameter. Have you read
Apple's docs for FSNewAlias()? That should clarify things. I'll be
pushing a couple of minor fixes to the example regardless.

>Just like one created when we option-drag files from one
>directory to another in the Finder.

Command-option-drag. :)

>Yeah, I'd love to require 10.6 but
>not a fit for our environment. Honestly, I'm perplexed this feature
>hasn't already been packaged into the standard obj-c libraries until
>just now.

The standard conspiracy theory is because aliases come from Classic Mac
OS, and the unix/Cocoa folks hated everything from there, that they were
never added. Whatever the delay, they are finally in Cocoa as of 10.6.
Mysteriously, they decided to switch from the term 'alias' to 'bookmark'
despite the term alias being consistently used in both the UI and API
since System 7 (and the term 'alias' persists in the UI, and the term
'bookmark' is already overloaded). Rant over. :)

Sean McBride, B. Eng sean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rogue Research
Mac Software Developer Montréal, Québec, Canada


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