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Re: [sc-dev] rtf extension

From: James McCartney <asynth@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri Jun 28, 2002  05:24:13  PM US/Pacific
To: Ian Pojman <ipojman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [sc-dev] rtf extension

On Friday, June 28, 2002, at 04:11  PM, Ian Pojman wrote:

why do you have to use the right extension? why can't we just write our own save dialog and use .sc? I would really prefer that.

if you're transporting over the net to other platforms surely those platforms can read .sc files too. am I missing something?

Here's at least one reason. If you open the file in Text Edit, it will not let you save it as anything other than a .rtf file. thus it would be impossible to edit and save the file with the same name in Text Edit (and probably other editors) on osx other than SC. OSX wants to enforce that a file's format matches it's extension.

Not using .rtf would be going against the flow on OSX and cause trouble in the long run.

--- james mccartney   james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx   <http://www.audiosynth.com>
SuperCollider - a real time synthesis programming language for the PowerMac.