Report-an-Apple-Bug Friday! 68

2007-08-10 12:37:11 -08:00

This bug is Either you can use a sdef directly, or you cannot. It was filed on 2007-08-10 at 11:51 PDT.


One piece of documentation claims that you can’t use a sdef directly; the other claims that you can since Tiger.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Read the TN2106, the Scripting Interface Guidelines. [Oops. —prh]
  2. Read man 5 sdef.

Expected Results:

You learn nothing from either document that contradicts what you learn from the other.

Actual Results:

TN2106: “While you cannot currently use an sdef directly, you can turn it into either of the other two formats using the sdp tool.”

man 5 sdef: “If you are using Cocoa, Cocoa Scripting as of Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) supports using sdefs directly rather than preprocessing them with sdp(1)…”


The documentation was not wrong before Tiger granted the ability to use sdefs directly.


Tiger was released on 2005-04-29, and the manpage was updated on 2005-09-27. It seems that TN2106 was not updated to match it.

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