[Openmcl-devel] Mid-course correction

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Mon Nov 5 14:24:15 PST 2007

On Nov 5, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Ron Garret wrote:

> I know at least one thing that I'm doing Wrong, namely, making the  
> text bold by setting the font to a fixed bold font instead of  
> scanning the selected range, pulling out the fonts that are already  
> applied, and making them bold.  But this seems like a lot of  
> complexity to do something that it seems to me ought to be very  
> simple, so I thought I'd post this code and get a mid-course  
> correction before I dove in deeper.

You can use something like:

(#/applyFontTraits:range: ts #$NSBoldFontMask range)

(see ccl:cocoa-ide;apropos-window.lisp, which uses this method)

> There's another thing that doesn't feel quite right, and that is  
> having to gin up both an ns-window and an ns-view and make the ns- 
> view be the ContentView of the ns-window.  Back in the good old days  
> of MCL, window inherited from view (so you could add subviews  
> directly to a window), but ns-window doesn't inherit from ns-view so  
> it seems this little jigjog is necessary.  Is that right?

When an NSWindow is created, it already has an empty content view;  
there's no need to make another one.

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