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Oct 91 Letters
Volume Number:7
Issue Number:10
Column Tag:Letters

BAMADA Notes

By Kirk Chase, Editor

Missing Resource File

Kirk Chase

MacTutor

Due to a mix-up the ".r" file for Lincoln D. Stein's article "Multi-Window/Menu DA" was missing. Here it is.

/* 1 */

/*
 File Multi DA.r -- Rez compatible source
 for the resources used by the example DA
 Copyright 1989, Lincoln D. Stein
*/

#include“types.r”

resource ‘MENU’ (-16000) {
 0,
 textMenuProc,
 0x7FFFFFFD,
 enabled,
 apple,
 { /* array: 2 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “About MultiDA ”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain;
 /* [2] */
 “-”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (-15999) {
 0,
 textMenuProc,
 0x7FFFFFFB,
 enabled,
 “DA-File”,
 { /* array: 4 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “New Window”, noIcon, “N”, noMark, plain;
 /* [2] */
 “Close”, noIcon, “W”, noMark, plain;
 /* [3] */
 “-”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain;
 /* [4] */
 “Quit”, noIcon, “Q”, noMark, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (-15998) {
 0,
 textMenuProc,
 0x7FFFFFFC,
 enabled,
 “DA-Edit”,
 { /* array: 6 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “Undo”, noIcon, “Z”, noMark, plain;
 /* [2] */
 “-”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain;
 /* [3] */
 “Cut”, noIcon, “X”, noMark, plain;
 /* [4] */
 “Copy”, noIcon, “C”, noMark, plain;
 /* [5] */
 “Paste”, noIcon, “V”, noMark, plain;
 /* [6] */
 “Clear”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (-15997) {
 0,
 textMenuProc,
 allEnabled,
 enabled,
 “DA-Windows”,
 { /* array: 2 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “Clean Up”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain;
 /* [2] */
 “Beep”, noIcon, noKey, noMark, plain
 }
};

resource ‘DITL’ (-16000, purgeable) {
 { /* array DITLarray: 4 elements */
 /* [1] */
 {96, 16, 120, 72},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “New”
 };
 /* [2] */
 {96, 80, 120, 144},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “Erase”
 };
 /* [3] */
 {32, 8, 88, 152},
 EditText {
 disabled,
 “”
 };
 /* [4] */
 {7, 7, 23, 159},
 StaticText {
 disabled,
 “Type some text here ”
 }
 }
};

resource ‘DITL’ (-15999, purgeable) {
 { /* array DITLarray: 2 elements */
 /* [1] */
 {81, 90, 101, 150},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “OK”
 };
 /* [2] */
 {7, 14, 70, 237},
 StaticText {
 disabled,
 “Written by Lincoln Stein in Think Pascal”
 “™ as an example program for MacTutor.”
 }
 }
};

resource ‘DLOG’ (-16000, purgeable) {
 {68, 176, 197, 336},
 rDocProc,
 invisible,
 goAway,
 0x0,
 -16000,
 “Multi DA”
};

resource ‘ALRT’ (-16000, purgeable) {
 {58, 122, 176, 370},
 -15999,
 { /* array: 4 elements */
 /* [1] */
 OK, visible, silent;
 /* [2] */
 OK, visible, silent;
 /* [3] */
 OK, visible, silent;
 /* [4] */
 OK, visible, silent
 }
};

June Bamada Notes

James Plamondon

Power Up Software

A capacity crowd of 85 turned out for the June meeting of the Bay Area MacApp Developer’s Association (Bamada). All were eager to hear of the latest advances in software development tools, and all got what they came for.

First, we were treated to a status report on MacApp 3.0 by Richard Rodseth of the MacApp Team. He described the work that was being done with the streaming of view resources, support for stationery documents, keyboard selection of views, and UDialog; he also mentioned that the new MacApp debugger is nearly working. MacApp, it is a-changin’!

Loïc Vandereyken of Acius then took the floor with a demonstration of Object Master, his syntax-aware source code editor. It’s hard to describe Object Master; it is so much more than an editor. For example, it can display a class tree of the classes in the project, expanding or collapsing subtrees on demand, and showing various parts (methods, data, what have you) of some or all of the various classes, on demand. This view can be used to navigate through the source in an incredibly powerful manner. It creates and uses 411 documentation with trivial ease. It supports Object Pascal, C++, Modula, and Rez.

More than anything else, Object Master struck me as a tour de force in the use of AppleEvents: it had excellent hooks to MPW, ResEdit, Jasik’s Incremental Build System and Debugger, and (soon) AppMaker, for example. These AppleEvent connections allow Object Master to concentrate on source code browsing and editing, while leaving the related tasks of compilation, etc. to the tools that do them best. If you love the integrated THINK environments, you owe it to yourself to look into using the suite of products described above. It’s amazing.

The Object Master demo proceeded in near silence, punctuated only be the occasional shocked gasp or awed expletive. The first question from the audience was “When, and how much?” which seemed to sum up the audience’s reaction both concisely and completely. Acius, in response to overwhelming demand for pre-release versions, will be taking orders for beta versions by the middle of July. You can contact Acius at 10351 Bubb Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, (408) 252-4444 or fax (408) 252-0831, or via AppleLink at D4444.

Following the Object Master demo, Steve Jasik of Jasik Designs gave us a brief summary of the MacHack conference’s best hacks. Of those few he had time to demo, the group’s favorite was “99 Bottles of Beer,” which sang (in MacInTalk fashion) the song, starting at a user-specified number. Not much, perhaps -- but darn funny, when you start at 45 trillion, 375 million, 231 thousand and 96. Maybe you had to be there.

Spec Bowers of Bowers Development was up next, with a demonstration of the latest version of AppMaker. AppMaker is a fascinating development tool; it is both a resource creator/editor and a source code generator. It supports not only the Mac and MacApp, but also a variety of other platforms and systems, including XVT (a non-object-oriented multi-platform application programming interface). AppMaker is a system for producing professional, commercial applications -- it’s not just a prototyper. But it still shines when used for prototyping: its use of direct manipulation to modify visual elements is outstanding, for example. Its ability to generate the source for a given prototype application can be used as in introduction to MacApp programming. This is undoubtedly the fastest way to get into MacApp programming I’ve ever seen.

AppMaker has some great tools for creating palettes, which can otherwise be a rather cumbersome programming task. Its code generation is based on templates, which can be modified by the user of AppMaker to ensure that the generated code conforms to whatever style guidelines the user desires.

Mr. Bowers’ laid-back presentation style was enjoyable in itself. He was just sitting back, having a good time, showing off his cool tool -- kinda like a jazz musician lost in the rhythm. If you really want to get into the swing of MacApp programming, look into AppMaker.

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