[Openmcl-devel] mac types and creators?

Rick Taube taube at uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 29 14:37:25 UTC 2003


Hi, I'm running OPENMCL "Version (Beta: Darwin) 0.13.2" on OSX.
I have a program that computes .midi files and I want to play them 
automatically after they are generated. Until I can figure out a better 
mechanism I am current using the ccl:run-program to do:
	open -a /Applications/Quicktime xxx.midi

My problem is that Quicktime wont recognize xxx.midi as a midi file 
unless its "Mac File Type" is set. In MCL there is a function called 
ccl:set-mac-file-creator that I use to associate Quicktime with each 
.midi file that i generate.  Howver, neither ccl:set-mac-file-type nor 
ccl:set-mac-file-creator are defined in OpenMcl :(  I know I can use a 
developer tool SetFile to set the file type but people who use my 
program wont necessarily have access to this command.

What is the best way to asscociate mac file creators and/or mac file 
types with a generated files from open mcl?

thanks for any info


Rick Taube
Associate Professor, Composition/Theory
School of Music
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61821 USA
net: taube at uiuc.edu
fax: 217 244 8319
vox: 217 244 2684


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