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From: TacitR@...
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 11:09:22 EDT
In a message dated 9/3/99 5:08:25 AM, Jonathan Neff <jjneff@...> 
writes:

>Thank you Rick, that was right on the money.  AppleShare Prep turned 
>out not to be one of the changed files (my mistake), but your initial 
>analysis was absolutely correct.
>
>Rick Wrote:
>>
>>[snip]
>>Assuming that your program does not actually change the signature
>>of AppleShare Prep (etc.), then it may be that by chance you have chosen a
>>creator signature for your app that happens to equal AppleShare Prep's 
creator
>>signature.  On my machine, the creator sig. of AppleShare Prep is "afpt".  
Is
>>this by chance your app's signature?

Just as an aside: Whenever you assign a creator code to an application, make 
sure it does not consist of all lowercase characters.
 
Apple reserves all-lowercase-character Creator codes for itself and for 
portions of the operating system. According to Inside Macintosh, third-party 
software developers should never use this convention for assigning Creator or 
Type codes; rather, make sure the codes you create have at least one 
uppercase character (Creator and Type codes are case-sensitive).