save data on cards in standalone app

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Sat Feb 19 21:23:14 EST 2011


But it's OK to use  a hair dryer in the bathtub in the IDE, that's the problem!

Pete Haworth

On Feb 19, 2011, at 6:00 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 2/19/11 12:41 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> 
>> Having been bitten by this myself, I will admit that it's a pet peeve
>> of mine that this while issue of the inability to save data in a
>> standalone isn't emphasised a hell of a lot more in the LC
>> documentation.
> 
> Possibly because it's one of those things that "everybody knows", alongo the lines of "don't use a hair dryer in the bathtub." There has never been any OS that allowed executables to save to themselves, with the single exception of OS 9, and that OS has been obsolete for over a decade. I'm not sure the idea would even occur to any non-Mac developers (but what do I know.)
> 
> I wonder how prominently this is stressed in other programming languages. Would developers in C or Basic even think to try to save data to an executable?
> 
> Still, I agree it should probably be mentioned somewhere easily found.
> 
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