[Pythonmac-SIG] converting file paths between HFS and POSIX
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Sat Apr 23 11:01:35 CEST 2005
Larry Meyn wrote:
>On Apr 22, 2005, at 7:00 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> >> There are still some scriptable applications that only deal with HFS
> >> paths, so I would vote for including conversion options if it's no
> >> too much trouble. However, the need will decrease with time.
> >> (Although I think KaleidaGraph may never get upgraded scripting
> >> abilities.)
> > Does it really take HFS paths as strings, and not FSSpec? Even if it
> > did, wouldn't a FSSpec be coerced to a HFS path string along the way?
>KaleidaGraph has it's own scripting language, so for anything beyond
>open and close commands, one passes a KaleidaGraph script as a string.
>Hence the need for HFS path strings. I've got some code, based on what
>Jack suggested, that does what I need. Offhand, I can't think of any
>other applications with this requirement, so it may not be worth Has'
>time to support HFS path strings in his project if this is such a rare
Yeah, I think based on what folk here have said I'll leave out HFS path support for the time being. If I start getting lots of requests for it I can always add it in later along with the relevant caveats, but if it's just an occasional thing then they can always get a POSIX path and use Jack or Nicholas's code to convert it themselves.
Many thanks to all for the input,
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