Application path problem in OS X standalone

Howard Bornstein bornstein at
Wed May 14 22:01:01 EDT 2003

I've built standalones in Mac OS PPC, Windows, and Mac OS X. I set the 
defaultfolder in the application to be able to reference a Resources 
folder that goes with the App. 

To set the defaultFolder, I first determine where the App lives. No 
problem in OS 9 and Windows. However, in OS X, when I determine where the 
App resides, I get some extra stuff appended to the path.

OS 9: harddrive/path-info/app-directory
OS X: harddrive/path-info/

What are these last two "directories" appended to my path? The 
application is a "bundle" but doesn't contain anything other than the app 

I can probably code (yet again) around this, but I'd like to avoid as 
much platform-specific special coding as possible. It'd help to 
understand what is going on here.

Any observations appreciated.

Running Rev 2.0 RC1 under OS 10.2


Howard Bornstein
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