File Types and Creator Codes

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 19:20:17 EDT 2009


On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 2:48 AM, Ian Wood <revlist at azurevision.co.uk> wrote:
> You can get them via AppleScript - 'the creator type' and 'the file type'.
> Just be aware that there is a big developer sh*tstorm blowing up about file
> and creator codes being deprecated on Snow Leopard - instead it basically
> just uses file extensions to decide what app to open when double-clicking on
> a file. :-(
>
> http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/09/horrifically-bad-software-demos-become-performance-art.ars


Interesting article about UTIs, which seem to be a better & more
flexible alternative to creator codes.
<http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/09/22/inside-snow-leopards-uti-apple-fixes-the-creator-code/>

Cheers,
Sarah



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