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Kay C Lan
lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Mon May 5 00:48:07 EDT 2014
Sorry, I should have mentioned: Bug 11838.
On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
> This is a very good point; you should paste it into a bug report. I've
> noticed the same discrepancies in the dictionary and had to think twice
> about what some of those entries meant.
> On 5/4/14, 9:39 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:
>> Maybe it's not an inaccuracy as such, but I think there is a gotcha for
>> users new to LC when referring to the Dictionary and the User Guide. The
>> User Guide typically uses the terms Mac OS and Mac OS X as interchangeable
>> (Page 11 - 7.13.6 Menu Bars on Mac OS Systems [no mention of Mac OS X
>> menubars]. As the latest LC doesn't build for OS 9, and a new user to LC
>> isn't ever likely to think about building for OS 9, this is completely
>> acceptable and understandable. But, the Dictionary does distinguish
>> Mac OS and Mac OS X because many of the references do date back to OS 9
>> compatibility. See the entry for specialFolderPath(). The problem arises
>> when an entry or example ONLY has a reference to Mac OS - see 'address' in
>> the Dictionary.
>> Any new user to LC who reads the User Guide and reads Mac OS will think OS
>> X, and that is basically correct. But when they go to the Dictionary and
>> see examples that are only Mac OS, they'll think they'll work on OS X and
>> there is a good chance they'd be very frustrated because they do exactly
>> what the example says but the do NOT get the result the Dictionary say
>> should get.
>> Every example in the Dictionary for Mac OS [Classic] needs to be removed
>> and replaced with an OS X example if it doesn't exist, or if it does, a
>> much more useful iOS example, if applicable.
>> There are the odd entries in the User Guide where the differentiation
>> between Mac OS and Mac OS X is made (11.3.2 OS X file Types. 11.3.3 Mac OS
>> Classic File Types), I'm not sure 11.3.3 is of much use to anyone today.
>> I think the last version of Revolution to run on Mac OS was 2.6.1 so the
>> User Guide and Dictionary need to be standardised so that ONLY the term OS
>> X is used, or if the TM & Logo Police so dictate, Mac OS X. All references
>> to Mac OS should be removed as there is no longer a need for Classic
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