[squeak-dev] Accessing external resources in a cross-platform way
Hernán Morales Durand
hernan.morales at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 00:01:10 UTC 2011
I've just implemented an initial release on top of FileSystem and
ProcessWrapper (it uses some bit of Grease too). This is how it works
( FSLocator sysEnvBinaries / 'notepad.exe' ) resolve "
( FSLocator sysEnvBinaries / 'X264VFW.DLL' ) resolve "
( FSLocator userBinaries / 'excel.exe' ) resolve " C:\Archivos de
programa\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE "
( FSLocator userBinaries / 'firefox.exe' ) resolve " C:\Archivos de
So #sysEnvBinaries search in the OS PATH environment variable
locations (which is usually pretty fast) and #userBinaries in the
"program files" locations (it could be slow depending the amount of
entries). It's only tested under Windows, IIRC user binaries in Unix
are inside "/usr/local/bin" but you may tweak it to other locations, I
have no access to a Unix or MacOS. Feel free to suggest or add any
enhacements you like.
2011/1/28 Colin Putney <colin at wiresong.com>:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Hernán Morales Durand
> <hernan.morales at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks David,
>> I've seen FileSystem package http://www.wiresong.ca/filesystem/
>> it seems related in some way too
> Yes, FileSystem does attempt to provide a cross-platform way to
> resolve paths that are system-dependent. It doesn't include a way to
> search for executables, although that's a good feature idea. As David,
> mentioned you probably want to get the value of the PATH environment
> variable, and use that for your search. That will handle cross-host
> differences as well as cross-platform issues.
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