[racket-dev] saving .scrbl file OS X message box

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 9 06:42:52 EST 2010

I don't understand how I can call get-file differently to improve what
seems to be happening currently under mac os x. In particular, when I
try to save a file "x.scrbl" it asks me if "x.rkt" is what I meant and
the default choice is to keep the scrbl extension (this is under 10.6;
maybe things are different on 10.5?)


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> This was a bug in the `save-file' dialog under Cocoa, where the
> Cocoa-level "allow other extensions" flag wasn't set correctly. It's
> now fixed.
> Probably DrRacket should add ".scrbl" to its list of standard
> extensions, though.
> At Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:15:34 -0700, John Clements wrote:
>> Dear Heavens, this is the most unpleasant message box I've seen in a while,
>> when trying to save a file with the extension "scrbl" in OS X 10.6.4:
>> <bold>You cannot save this document with extension ".scrbl" at the end of the
>> name. The required extension is ".".</bold>
>> You can choose to use both, so that your file name ends in ".scrbl".
>> ... uh?
>> I'm guessing that we deduced that by requiring the extension "." only, OS X
>> would allow us  to save with any extension we liked, but the resulting message
>> box is appalling; I vote for going back to what we had before....
>> Apologies if I'm misunderstanding something, here.
>> John
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