Most MOOs that allow programmers (and not just wizards) to use the
FUP Package use a variant of the
$file_handler utils provided
with the FUP distribution. At TECFAMOO we use the more sophisticated
version used at BioMOO that includes disk quota.
At TECFAMOO, in order to use external files do the following:
@create $file_handler named <something>
handlers/#xxxx'' and to give you disk quota.
'help $file_handler'(or http://tecfa.unige.ch:7778/objbrowse/$file_handler)
Note that you can give other programmers access to your file handler
with the verb:
<your file handler>:allows(whom, verb-called, @arguments).