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Re: Loading a file from the finder
- To: info-mcl
- Subject: Re: Loading a file from the finder
- From: email@example.com (Bob Kerns)
- Date: 25 Feb 92 13:24:18 GMT
- In-reply-to: cfry@MIT.EDU's message of 24 Feb 92 22:51:03 GMT
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In article <9202242250.AA22955@MIT.EDU> cfry@MIT.EDU (Christopher Fry) writes:
Date: 24 Feb 92 22:51:03 GMT
From: cfry@MIT.EDU (Christopher Fry)
In MACL 1.3.2, when you double-clicked on a Lisp-created text file in
the finder, MCL was launched and the clicked on file was Loaded.
In MCL2.0, the file is Edited.
I rely on the old behavior. It simplifies the user interface for users
adding their own customizations to the application I'm building.
I understand the need to have the new functionality too.
We can come up with a syntax that will give us both capabilites.
The first (and worst) thing I can think of is holding down the cmd or
option key when double-clicking on a file in the finder to be loaded.
Good ideas, anyone?
Compile the file?
That's a special case of setting the file type, really.
Finally, one other thing to consider would be to start the
file with a special token, say (load-on-launch), and have
the editor check for it.