On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Jason Coco <email@hidden>
You could also use /usr/bin/open -- then you wouldn't have to know
Abaddesignsayswhat? What do you think open uses anyway? ;-)
With out looking at the source, I'd guess a whole heaping mess of
LaunchServices code. If the choice is between exec directly or exec
open, open is hands down the better choice.
Of course, they're both bad choices. As several people have pointed
out, NSWorkspace launchApplication or openURL depending on the
requirements. If it's not possible to use NSWorkspace (i.e. because
you can't link against AppKit) consider NSTask or using
LaunchServices. But unless you have a SPECIFIC, low level requirement
exec is the wrong API.