Cocoa & the handling of aliases

  • I've just noticed something interesting how some programs handle
    aliases.  I tried dropping an alias onto some applications, and those
    which responded would open up the original file.  Now, if I have a
    "dead" alias where the original file no longer exists, I can hover
    over an application icon, and the icon will darken, but when I let go
    to launch the application, nothing happens.  Is there a way to get
    the application to respond to the dead alias and just treat the alias
    like a file and not try and resolve where the alias is pointing to?

    Chad
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