[OS X TeX] i-Installer & Jaguar (10.2) Trivial Fix

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Tue Oct 8 03:44:37 EDT 2002

On Tuesday, Oct 8, 2002, at 02:08 Europe/Amsterdam, Troy Goodson wrote:

>> yet another translation. The result is that Carbon applications see 
>> colons, and everyone else sees slashes. This can create a 
>> user-visible schizophrenia in the rare cases of file names containing 
>> colon characters, which appear to Carbon applications as slash 
>> characters, but to BSD programs and Cocoa applications as colons.
> Not to start a flame war, but I've always been a little frustrated by 
> this decision (the part about Cocoa apps seeing colons) because it 
> means that filenames you see via Finder (which is Carbon) will be 
> different than filenames you see in Cocoa applications :(

It is not even true as I discovered writing a particular workaround for 
i-Installer v2. When you have an Open Panel in a pure Cocoa App and you 
type a name with slashes in it, it is returned to the app with colons, 
not slashes.


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