and related files
BP2 and double-click "-gr.koto
This will automatically load the grammar and the related "-ho.abc1" alphabet,
for two reasons:
first line of grammar "-gr.koto3" contains the name of its alphabet.
(or an alias of it bearing the same name) was in the same folder as "-gr.koto3".
is a very important feature of BP2: "projects" are made of several files linked
together. This is a modular approach since that the same file (e.g. "-ho.abc1")
may be shared by several projects. Whenever BP2 loads a file it scans its top
lines searching the names of related files. If related files are found they
will be loaded whenever necessary. For instance, the top of the grammar window
for project "-gr.koto
the names of several related files. (Their use will be explained later.) In
turn, the "Alphabet" window, in which "--ho.abc
has been loaded, contains the name of the sound-object prototype file "-mi.abc
required for its operation.
you don't need to type or modify headers. For instance, if the grammar
contains no header, as soon as you load an alphabet BP2 will insert a header
with its name on tip of the "Grammar" and "Data" windows. If you save the
alphabet file under a different name, or open another file, these headers are
automatically updated accordingly. If you delete the alphabet headerers are
can look at the different files loaded: see menu "Windows" and try to remember
keyboard shortcuts. As usual with Macintosh® software, BP2 keeps a trace
of changes and prompts you to save or discard them before you clear a window or
exit the program. However, it has a non-standard an altogether safe feature:
the first time you type cmd-s after making changes, it prompts you to confirm
the name and location of the file.
a window with text or graphic data does not clear its content, except for the
"Trace" window. It is sometimes useful to simplify the screen display.
Systems above 7.5.1 also make it possible to reduce windows to their drag
regions: a double or triple click on the title bar does the job.