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Topic: ASPathNames (was Re: Acrobat plug-in)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 51801
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 04:47 PM

At 6:10 AM -0400 10/11/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>What I found important was that an ASPathName is not an Acrobat
>structure, but just a pointer, which you manage completely.

DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS about how Acrobat SDK data structures
are implemented - even something like an ASPathName...This is
ESPECIALLY true when switching to libraries like SPDF, but even
within Acrobat can be problematic when/if they switch internal
implementations.


>So, you could choose to treat an ASPathName as a char* pointing to
>your preferred name.

On the Mac OS, for example, ASPathName is NOT a char* - it's
a pointer to an FSSpec. In other file systems, it could be something
else. (and in SPDF, it's an instance of a C++ class).


Leonard
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