save data on cards in standalone app

zryip theSlug zryip.theslug at
Sat Feb 19 21:14:01 EST 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 3:00 AM, J. Landman Gay
<jacque at> 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.

The main inconvenient of saving data in the standalone comes when you
go to the client with a smile and a new version and explain to him
that you are going to update it's application and in consequence, that
he will lose all it's data.

One day a genius has think to separate the data from the standalone,
and the light comes to all the developer community. Bless him!

Best regards,
-Zryip TheSlug- wish you the best! 8)

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