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    1/*  Part of XPCE --- The SWI-Prolog GUI toolkit
    2
    3    Author:        Jan Wielemaker and Anjo Anjewierden
    4    E-mail:        J.Wielemaker@cs.vu.nl
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   35
   36:- module(prolog_preferences,
   37          [ prolog_edit_preferences/1   % +What
   38          ]).   39:- use_module(library(pce)).   40:- use_module(library(pce_tick_box)).

Edit preferences files

This module provides prolog_edit_preferences/1, which is used to simplify locating the preference files and provide a default if the user has no such file.

See also
- library(win_menu) binds this to the Settings menu of the console on the MS-Windows version. */
 prolog_edit_preferences(+What) is det
Edit the specified user preference file. What is one of

The UI components are started asynchronously in the XPCE thread.

   61prolog_edit_preferences(What) :-
   62    in_pce_thread(pce_edit_preferences(What)).
   63
   64pce_edit_preferences(What) :-
   65    locate_preferences(What, File),
   66    auto_call(start_emacs),
   67    (   \+ access_file(File, exist)
   68    ->  send(@display, confirm,
   69             'Preferences file %s doesn''t exist.\nCreate it?', File),
   70        (   default_preferences(What, DefFile)
   71        ->  copy_file(DefFile, File)
   72        ;   true
   73        )
   74    ;   access_file(File, write)
   75    ->  true
   76    ;   send(@display, inform,
   77             'You cannot modify the preferences file %s', File)
   78    ),
   79    send(@emacs, goto_source_location, File).
   80
   81locate_preferences(xpce, File) :-
   82    ensure_xpce_config_dir(Dir),
   83    get(string('%s/Defaults', Dir), value, File).
   84locate_preferences(prolog, File) :-
   85    prolog_init_file(Base),
   86    (   absolute_file_name(user_profile(Base), File,
   87                           [ access(read),
   88                             file_errors(fail)
   89                           ])
   90    ->  true
   91    ;   absolute_file_name(app_preferences(Base), File,
   92                           [ access(write),
   93                             file_errors(fail)
   94                           ])
   95    ).
 prolog_init_file(-Base)
Get the base-name of the Prolog user initialization file.
To be done
- This should have a public interface.
  103:- if(current_predicate('$cmd_option_val'/2)).  104prolog_init_file(Base) :-
  105    '$cmd_option_val'(init_file, Base).
  106:- else.  107prolog_init_file(Base) :-
  108    '$option'(init_file, Base).
  109:- endif.
 default_preferences(+Id, -File)
If there is a default file for the preferences, return a path to it, so the user can be presented a starting point.
  117default_preferences(prolog, File) :-
  118    member(Location,
  119           [ swi('customize/swipl.ini'),
  120             swi('customize/dotswiplrc')
  121           ]),
  122    absolute_file_name(Location, File,
  123                       [ access(read),
  124                         file_errors(fail)
  125                       ]),
  126    !.
  127default_preferences(xpce, File) :-
  128    absolute_file_name(pce('Defaults.user'), File,
  129                       [ access(read),
  130                         file_errors(fail)
  131                       ]),
  132    !.
 ensure_xpce_config_dir(-Dir:atom)
Ensure existence of the personal XPCE config directory.
  139ensure_xpce_config_dir(Dir) :-
  140    get(@pce, application_data, AppDir),
  141    (   send(AppDir, exists)
  142    ->  true
  143    ;   send(AppDir, make)
  144    ),
  145    get(AppDir, path, Dir).
  146
  147
  148copy_file(From, To) :-
  149    send(file(To), copy, From)