Application path problem in OS X standalone

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu May 15 15:06:01 CDT 2003


Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:

> At 9:57PM -0700 5/14/03, Howard Bornstein wrote:
>> Under what circumstances would you want or need to know the internal
>> structure of the bundle?
> 
> You can store files of your own inside the bundle, and if you do so, you
> need to be able to work with the contents.
> 
>> IOW, why was the choice made to have the
>> filename return the location inside the bundle rather than the location
>> of the bundle itself? I'm just wondering what the justification was to
>> create this cross-platform dissonance of the filename property.
> 
> Well, because that's where the executable file *is* (in actuality).
> 
> The Finder disguises the fact that the bundle isn't a file, but the
> underlying OS calls do not; if you ask the operating system "what is the
> path to the running application?", it gives you the path to the
> application, not to the folder it's in.

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