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Easily change a filename while the file is being edited
Authored by: outZider on Mar 15, '09 11:50:44AM

To be fair, this is an HFS thing as well. Macs since somewhere around the dawn of HFS in 1985 have been able to do this, and this is why Apple's API documentation tells you how to manage files by reference rather than by path. File references follow the file around the filesystem, and those people who ported apps from Windows, or didn't follow API guidelines by referencing a file by path end up breaking this ability in their application.

It's also a handy way to find out if an application was written in REALbasic, as 90% of those guys sit there writing "Macintosh HD:Applications:So On".



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