[plt-scheme] indexing .ss files in (Macintosh) Spotlight.

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 8 12:55:15 EDT 2006

Is it not possible for DrScheme to put something somewhere in a plist
file that says "use the text thingy for searching in .ss and .scm
files"? Perhaps next to the place where it says ".ss and .scm files are
opened by me"?


At Sat, 8 Apr 2006 12:20:54 -0400, Geoffrey Knauth wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2006, at 02:00, Nicholas Chubrich wrote:
> > I found out today that Tiger's Spotlight search does not reach Scheme
> > source files.  This surprised me because .ss and .scm files are simply
> > text, and Spotlight generally comprises text files.
> I looked at Apple Discussions and found your solution, but a well- 
> rated poster called Dr. Smoke was steering people away from that  
> approach, alluding to some possible unpleasant consequences down the  
> road.  (I'm not sure what he meant, but I'm guessing he's afraid  
> people will index binary files.)  In the case of a Flash file, he was  
> hoping that Macromedia would release a Flash plugin for Spotlight,  
> which led me to this page:
>    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/spotlight/
> I get the impression the "right" way to do this by Apple would be to  
> create a Scheme plugin for Spotlight, just as someone has done that  
> for Ruby:
>    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/spotlight/rubyimporter.html
>    by Anthony Cowley:  http://www.arcadianvisions.com/
> I've seen some free plugins, but not free in the sense of making  
> source code available.  That seems to be the next step, knowing how  
> to write a Spotlight plugin.  For that, I found this:
>    http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/07/15/spotlight.html
> Geoffrey
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