[Openmcl-devel] Snow Leopard snafu

Gail Zacharias gz at clozure.com
Tue Sep 1 17:06:45 UTC 2009


I'm not sure what the recommended way is, but I just happened to be 
looking at some code that used ccl::%make-nsstring.


At 9/1/2009 12:59 PM, Ron Garret wrote:
>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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