Important: The information in this document is obsolete and should not be used for new development.
The Development EnvironmentThe system software routines described in this book are available using Pascal, C, or assembly-language interfaces. How you access these routines depends on the development environment you are using. When showing system software routines, this book uses the Pascal interface available with the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW).
All code listings in this book are shown in Pascal (except for listings that describe resources, which are shown in Rez-input format). They show methods of using various routines and illustrate techniques for accomplishing particular tasks. All code listings have been compiled and, in many cases, tested. However, Apple Computer, Inc., does not intend for you to use these code samples in your application. You can find the location of code listings in the list of figures, tables, and listings. If you know the name of a particular routine (such as
MyDrawLines) shown in a code listing, you can find the page on which the routine occurs by looking under the entry "sample routines" in the index of this book.
To make the code listings in this book more readable, they show only limited error handling. You need to develop your own techniques for handling errors.
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