[Openmcl-devel] Snow Leopard snafu

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Tue Sep 1 16:59:08 UTC 2009


Oh blarg, this doesn't work either:

? (make-instance gui::ns-lisp-string :with-string (coerce "foo"  
'simple-base-string))
 > Error: value "foo" is not of the expected type (OR MACPTR NULL).

So let me just ask: what is the Right Way to convert a Lisp string to  
an NSString nowadays?

rg

On Sep 1, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Ron Garret wrote:

> Ah, thank you.
>
> When did this change?  I'm pretty sure that the old withless version
> worked under Leopard not that long ago (though in my current state of
> mind I'm not at all sure that I can be 100% certain of anything).
>
> rg
>
> On Sep 1, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Greg Pfeil wrote:
>
>> On 1 Sep 2009, at 12:20, Ron Garret wrote:
>>
>>> OK, I get that I'm being a moron and I'm missing something obvious.
>>> But my house nearly burned down three days ago so I'm not really
>>> firing on all cylinders at the moment and would appreciate it if you
>>> could cut me a little slack here.  What is «the "with" component»?
>>
>> The make-instance arguments get concatenated to create the Obj-C
>> init message name
>>
>> 	(make-instance 'foo :string "") becomes initString:
>>
>> while
>>
>> 	(make-instance 'foo :with-string "") becomes initWithString:
>>
>> The latter looks like how most init messages are named. So you
>> probably just need to chang :string to :with-string, and the
>> behavior shouldn't have anything to do with Snow Leopard.
>>
>>> On Sep 1, 2009, at 2:52 AM, Gary Byers wrote:
>>>
>>>> As if that wasn't bad enough, that evil old Snow Leopard has  
>>>> somehow
>>>> convinced Leopard to behave the same way.  Retroactively.  And it's
>>>> managed to wipe out my memory of the "with" component ever having
>>>> been optional, though I have a disturbing sense of having  
>>>> mistakenly
>>>> claimed that it was in email a few months ago.
>>>>
>>>> All this for only US$29.  I'd like to see Windows 7 try to top  
>>>> that!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Ron Garret wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and now this happens:
>>>>>
>>>>> ? (make-instance gui::ns-lisp-string :string (coerce "foo"  
>>>>> 'simple-
>>>>> base-string))
>>>>>> Error: Unknown ObjC init message: "initString:"
>>>>>
>>>>> rg
>>>>>
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