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[REBOL] Re: help with mail attachment please

From: jeff:rebol at: 14-Aug-2001 11:04

Howdy, Holger:
> The next problem is that MacOS, unlike Unix, Windows, > AmigaOS, BeOS,... apparently has no system() call (or > anything similar), i.e. does not allow interaction with > other applications in an industry standard fashion, but > requires proprietary methods (AppleScript again, I assume).
No applescript involved, actually. AppleScript, in my non-mac-expert understanding, is just the shorthand defacto way of generating apple events. We do have some level of apple event awareness, though-- most apps have to handle _some_ apple events, including the docopen event, and a few others. LaunchApplication(), which is the Mac's equivalent of system(), asks the Finder application to start and/or create the necessary apple events to make a desired application open up (with a document). It only took me days (weeks) of arduous research and implementation to make LaunchApplication work (mostly) as needed. :-) Quickdraw: nice mac API. Anything file or app related: painful mac API. -jeff