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Re: [MacPerl] OT: Printing Many Files

At 13:53 -0500 6/24/99, Jefferson R. Lowrey wrote:
>>This is with MacOS 8.5 BTW -- I'm not sure what the state of affairs is
>>with earlier verions of AppleScript.
>I wouldn't know either.  I'm running a later version of AppleScript, under

AppleScript has little to do with it...the application sees the print Apple
event, whether generated by AppleScript or by the Finder (which--at least
in the last version where I cared enough to track--gets the event sent by
creating it, coercing it to the oddball application parameters type of
AEDesc, and passing that to the _LaunchApplication() call in the parameter
block...it's actually Process Manager which sends it (after coercing it
back to an Apple event descriptor).

Quick sample:  SimpleText and AppleWorks do put up dialogs; BBEdit does
not.  All three quit when finished (an Apple recommendation which is also
up to the app, as is whether to bother opening (a) window(s) showing the

When there is nothing pressing, putter around with this or that.
   (Fortune cookie)
John W. Baxter   jwbaxter@olympus.net   (or jwblist if responding to
mailing list)
   Port Ludlow, WA USA

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