Machine() function not showing Mac?

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Tue Feb 22 13:50:31 EST 2005


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Perhaps it should be suggested to use the return value of the "machine" 
shell command, rather than the toolbox call, under OS X?  Anyone care 
enough about this to submit a bugzilla entry?

I for one get "unknown" from the machine() call in Rev, but running 
"machine" from a Terminal window results in "ppc7400", which at least 
means something.

Using "uname -m" yields "Power Macintosh", btw...


On Feb 22, 2005, at 12:23 PM, Dar Scott wrote:

>
> On Feb 22, 2005, at 9:54 AM, Frank Leahy wrote:
>
>> The machine() function is certainly a call into the Mac Toolbox, and 
>> if that doesn't have an entry for your machine, then it returns 
>> "unknown".  RunRev can't do any better than that.
>
> Yeah, I keep thinking that a Revolution function like machine() is a 
> function that meets the spec in the doc, rather than a sugar coating 
> for an OS call that might not be available in some environments.
>
> Dar
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Frank D. Engel, Jr.  <fde101 at fjrhome.net>

$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten 
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life.
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