[plt-dev] searching for bitmap% via f1 on mac os x

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Feb 28 08:01:23 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Feb 28, Thomas Chust wrote:
>> 2009-02.28 Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>:
>> > [...]
>> > browser-run: process execute failed: (#<path:/usr/bin/osascript> "-e"
>> > "open location \"file:///Users/robby/Library/PLT%20Scheme/\"")
>> > [...]
>> Hello,
>> out of curiosity: Is there any particular reason why PLT Scheme
>> doesn't use the LaunchServices API to open the URL instead of
>> executing an external command?
> Much easier to implement, and extremely negligible cost (compared to
> starting your browser and making it render a documentation page).

Maybe it is time to use launchservices, since we're having problems
passing arguments, apparently.

>> And if it is necessary to use an external command, why does it have
>> to be that complicated instead of just running /usr/bin/open <URL>?
> That, I don't know.  Robby -- while you're having this problem (it
> looks like it's not consistent), maybe you can try to change to the
> above and see if it works better?  (The change in net/sendurl.ss
> should be very easy.)
I hit f1 in exactly the same place and now I get no error (with
osascript). Boy, that's annoying.

When I use 'open' I get this:

The file /Users/robby/svn/plt/collects/net/'file:/Users/robby/Library/PLT%20Scheme/'
does not exist.
browser-run: process execute failed: (#<path:/usr/bin/open>


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