New VMMaker/svn release

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Thu Dec 29 21:37:40 UTC 2005

I vote for a) - I doubt anybody would ever bother to remember that there 
are two variants (I sure wouldn't ;-) And there might be reasons to 
request alias resolution for other purposes too.

   - Andreas

tim Rowledge wrote:
> On 28-Dec-05, at 6:53 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> I say, let's kick the macro then and give that function a proper  
>> prototype. The way it is right now is really not all that useful.
> Sigh. It seems it isn't as simple as one would like here. It's -  again 
> - OSX causing trouble with its demented approach to aliases.  Apparently 
> we need to be able to specify whether the aliases  potentially in the 
> filepath get resolved or not; when opening a file  we do, for renaming 
> or deleting we don't. So far as I can tell only  OSX has to do this but 
> it means that any code hoping to work across  platforms has to know when 
> to do 'filenameMungerWithOpen'  as opposed  to plain 'filenameMunger' if 
> it hopes to run properly on OSX.
> Right now all I can think of is either
> a) making a a proxy function with 4 args - say  
> ioFilenamefromStringofLengthresolveAlias(char* cBuffer,  char*filename, 
> sqInt fnSize, sqInt resolveFlag) - and two macros
> b) or two proxy calls - ioFilenamefromStringofLength &  
> ioFilenameOpenfromStringofLength
> Ugly! Ugly! Clearer thoughts needed!
> tim
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