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

From: Danny Yoo (dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 10 19:59:02 EDT 2006

> On Apr 8, 2006, at 12:55, Robby Findler wrote:
>> 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"?
> I think that's essentially what happens, except you also have to run a 
> program that reindexes your hard disk, which can take an hour or more, 
> so you do it while shopping, eating or sleeping.  If that happened to 
> new users and they weren't expecting it, it might be unpopular.  If 
> someone writes a plugin for Spotlight, it's a separate download, but the 
> user has a little more control, and if anyone asks why, the answer is: 
> contact Apple.

Just checking on this: what would be ideal for Spotlight to pay attention 
to?  Everything, or just defined names, or provides, or ...? I'm curious 
because integration with Spotlight might just be a matter of dipping into 
something like Guillaume's etags.ss:


With a thin wrapper to talk properly to Spotlight, this might provide for 
some nice context-sensitive searching.

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