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New and Open menu items
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- Subject: New and Open menu items
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 25 Oct 91 10:35:51 CDT
The save, save-as, close, save-copy-as, revert, and print menu-items and
their corresponding functions are a delight.
I was hoping to not have to make my own file menu at all in a quick little
application I was writing. OK, call me lazy.
Unfortunately, open and new are rather close-minded, if I may
I am currently altering the (menu-item-action-function...) slot of these
menu-items. This is offensive, natch.
A crude solution, off the top of my head, would be to have some global
variables: (sorry Mike).
*new-and-open-file-type*, initialized to :text
*open-file-type-alist* , initialized to ((:text . #'edit-select-file))
*new-file-type-alist*, initiailize to ((:text . #'(lambda () (make-instance
[Perhaps :text above should be replaced with :fred?]
The New and Open menu-items would then (funcall (assoc
Programmers could push new cons cells onto the latter two, and alter the
first to easily change the behavior of the New and Open file-menus.
I heartily support the coincidental request that a generic window-hardcopy
be written (I'll even try it!!!), and further suggest that it be made the
"TANSTAAFL" Rich email@example.com