Try some or all:
- Read Apple Carbon documentation
Use dir() and help()
Look into MacPython IDE code, or in the few Mac Python modules like macostools, findertools or other modules in plat-mac
- Look into the C modules that implement the glue between Python and Carbon.
Ask the good people at #macpython in irc.freenode.org
Getting file and folder information
You want to know the file type or creator of a file.
>>> from Carbon import File >>> info = File.FSSpec('Todo').FSpGetFInfo() >>> info.Type '****' >>> info.Creator 'Hdra' >>>
Note that FSSpecs have some issues, see http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2078.html
Here is another simpler way (from MacPython IDE):
>>>import MacOS >>> MacOS.GetCreatorAndType('Todo') ('Hdra', '****')
Python 2.3 Carbon Modules: