chickadee » macosx

macosx

Documentation

Very incomplete MacOS X Core API.

Environment Query

Usage

(require-extension macosx-env)

Notes

STORE
(or #f (c-pointer SCDynamicStoreRef)).

machine-name

machine-nameprocedure

The machine name from core services. Probably not the same as (get-host-name).

short-user-name

short-user-nameprocedure

The short name for the user. Based on the current process uid.

long-user-name

long-user-nameprocedure

The long name for the user. Based on the current process uid.

machine-location

machine-locationprocedure

Returns a 4 element vector:

LATITUDE
inexact ; Latitude in degrees north to 2 decimal places.
LONGITUDE
inexact ; Longitude in degrees east to 2 decimal places.
DLS-OFFSET
fixnum ; Number of seconds to add for daylight saving time.
GMT-OFFSET
fixnum ; Number of seconds east of GMT, includes daylight saving time status.

metric?

metric?procedure

Using the metric system?

computer-name

computer-name #!optional STOREprocedure

The computer name from system configuration.

console-user

console-user #!optional STOREprocedure

Returns a 3 element vector or #f for failure.

NAME
string ; The (short) name of the console user.
UID
fixnum ; The user id of the console user.
GID
fixnum ; The group id of the console user.

local-host-name

local-host-name #!optional STOREprocedure

The local host name from system configuration. Probably not the same as (get-host-name).

location-name

location-name #!optional STOREprocedure

The location.

session-info

session-infoprocedure

Returns a 10 element vector:

SESSION-ID
fixnum ; The security session identifier number.
IS-ROOT
boolean ; A root session?
HAS-GRAPHICS
boolean ; Has graphics access?
HAS-TTY
boolean ; Has tty?
IS-REMOTE
boolean ; Is a remote session?
WAS-INITIALIZED
boolean ; Initialized? (see note below)
SHORT-USER-NAME
string ; Short user name.
USER-ID
fixnum ; User identification number.
CONSOLE-SET
fixnum ; Console hardware number.
LOGIN-COMPLETED
boolean ; Login operations complete?
IS-USER-ACTIVE
boolean ; On console?

The OS API behind WAS-INITIALIZED is unsupported as of macOS 10.7 so to indicate the value is (void).

Raises an osstatus-condition for failure.

main-bundle-path

main-bundle-pathprocedure

The full pathname of the currently running executable, including the program name.

tick-count

tick-countprocedure

Returns an unsigned 32-bit integer that indicates the current number of ticks (1/60th of a second) since the system last started up.

delay

delay TICKSprocedure

Suspend execution for the specified number of TICKS. Returns an unsigned integer that indicates the ticks after the delay.

gestalt

gestalt SELECTORprocedure

Calls the Gestalt Manager with specified SELECTOR and returns an unsigned 32-bit integer.

SELECTOR
(or string symbol number).

An (or string symbol) is converted to a Macintosh 4-byte character value. The string length may not be greater than 4 but can be less; space padding will be performed.

Raises an oserr-condition for failure.

Error Conditons

Usage

(require-extension macosx-errors)

osstatus-condition?

osstatus-condition? OBJprocedure

Is OBJ an osstatus condition?

oserr-condition?

oserr-condition? OBJprocedure

Is OBJ an oserr condition?

URL Support

Usage

(require-extension macosx-url)

open-url

open-url URLprocedure

Opens the (: URL string using the system-dependent default application.

Notes

Bugs & Limitations

Requirements

dollar check-errors condition-utils

test setup-helper

Author

Kon Lovett

Version history

2.2.0
Remove osstatus-condition?, & oserr-condition?
2.1.4
Fix for ticket #630.
2.1.3
Gestalt defunct & sessionWasInitialized not Lion.
2.1.2
Uses condition-utils.

: 2.1.1 :

2.1.0
Needs "check-errors" extension.
2.0.0
Chicken 4 release.

License

Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Kon Lovett. All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the Software), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Contents »