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[REBOL] Re: Can't double-click rebol scripts on iMac

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 26-Aug-2002 10:49

Hi, Gabriele, 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 necessary components: 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 Unix.
> > (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 > created...) >
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has turned "innovation" into a bit of newspeak marketing jargon actually stifles innovation by hanging on to seriously outdated concepts and by attempting to kill off any attempt at legitimate competition. -jn-