[futurebasic] Re : [FB] Separate Rsrc file

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From: "jonathan" <jonnnathan@...>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 01:26:45 +0200
> What are the advantages/disadvantages of separating sound and picture 
> resources into a separate rsrc file as opposed to including them in the
> resource fork of your application. I notice that commercial applications do
> it both ways, and just wondered if anyone has an idea as to the factors that
> drive that decision.

This is generally used with (baly) converted PC apps - especially games. i
can see only 2 cases where it _may_ be justified:
- you're launching your app from a locked volume - in this case you're free
to put what you want where you want
- you bumping up against the limits of the resource manager.

If folks remember back, on the Mac we were _supposed_ to be able to move
apps where we wanted, change the names of files and docs as we wish (and
understand the gunge that is flung all over the hard drive at installation).
As time has gone by all these PCey ways of doing things have slowly crept
onto the Mac... even Apple gets up to it for *@!*'s sake!

Please don't you do it too.

:-j
(a gnome tired of scrbbing gunge from his hard drive)