Mac Classic Apps Run Under OS X but Not On Native Classic

James.Cass at James.Cass at
Wed Sep 8 13:50:08 EDT 2004

So when LongHorn comes out, will the "Win32" designation change to "Win64" 
when LongHorn is detected?  I realize this is a trivial question, I'm just 
curious how much detail "the platform" should generate.  In tcsh on MacOSX 
Panther you can do a "sw_vers" and get some quick useful platform info.  I 
do this to accommodate an app that has to run in Jaguar and Panther (as 
well as Windows).
- James

Mark Talluto <userev at>
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        Subject:        Re: Mac Classic Apps Run Under OS X but Not On 
Native Classic

On Sep 8, 2004, at 12:13 AM, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:

> At 9:50 PM -0700 9/5/2004, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> What's needed is a function added to the engine to let us know
>> whether we're native or under OS X when running OS 9 and earlier.
>> What should it be called, and who wants to add it to Bugzilla?
> My vote is to modify the platform function so it returns one of:
>   MacOS -- Mac OS only
>   Classic -- Mac OS running under OS X in the classic layer
>   OSX -- OS X
>   Win32 -- windows
>   -- the various Unix platforms

I can live with that!

Best regards,
Mark Talluto

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