Get the Directory of the Main Stack with AppPath() Function
Unfortunately, the Mach-O package structure (now used in MC 2.4.3 (and in the forthcoming Rev 2.0 - Ed)) changes the value of the filename of a stack: instead of referring to the apparent location (where the *.app bundle is located) it points to the actual executable file nested a couple folders down inside the package.
If you consistently use the
AppPath function to concatenate filenames,
replacing it with these will correct for this undocumented change:
If your paths are handled by any other means you may need to duble check your code.function AppPath put the filename of this stack into tPath set the itemdel to "/" If (IsOSX()) then get offset(".app/Contents/MacOS/", tPath) if it > 0 then -- 2.4.3 or later delete char it to len(tPath) of tPath end if end if delete last item of tPath return tPath &"/" end AppPath function IsOSX if the platform is not "MacOS" then return false get the systemversion set the itemdel to "." if item 1 of it >= 10 then return true return false end IsOSX
The initial value of the directory global property remains unchanged from previous versions, but as noted in earlier posts relying on that is less convenient during development since you’ll likely not want to keep all of your work files in the same folder as the MC application.
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Posted 9/21/2002 to the MetaCard List (See the complete post/thread)