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Bleak outlook for carbon
Authored by: _merlin on May 11, '01 10:29:45PM

The Mac OS X services system is based on the Cocoa DO messaging system. Carbon applications use a completely different runtime environment, and cannot send or receive these messages. I know it would be nice to have this feature in Carbon, just like the Cocoa spell checking service, window model, event model and dynamic loading and linking system. Implementing these things in the Carbon runtime environment would just be too difficult and inefficient.

Speaking of the command-= combination, a lot of service modules try to use it (including three of the ones I have), and there's no way to define which one gets it. WordNet has got it on my system, but on other peoples' machines I've seen the OmniDictionary and CalcService take it.

Vasantha Crabb



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