[REBOL] Re: Can't double-click rebol scripts on iMac
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 26-Aug-2002 10:49
Gabriele Santilli wrote:
> What happens when you download a file from the Internet?
Mac files are usually exchanged across the 'Net using a tool such
as Stuffit, which creates a single data file containing all of the
1) data fork
2) resource fork
3) creator code
4) file type code
and can reconstitute them when the file is "unstuffed" on the
receiving side. Since "stuffing" a file also compresses it, the
whole process is a net win and just as painless as using gzip on
> (BTW, why, being Win the only broken OS when it comes to
> file types, do people tend to follow it --- even on Linux?
> The whole world seems to rely on file extensions...
> This is likely the result of people never having seen anything
> except Win... I wonder how come there's only so few
> people really realizing the (cultural) disaster MS has
I believe you've hit the correct explanation. It's bitterly
ironic that a company that has turned "innovation" into a bit
of newspeak marketing jargon actually stifles innovation by
hanging on to seriously outdated concepts and by attempting to
kill off any attempt at legitimate competition.