Does anyone else use MS Small basic and Scratch on the same PCs?
One of our ICT teachers discovered an issue on friday that scratch 1 and small basic use the same file extensions (.sb). They also found that files could get corrupted if they were opened in the wrong program. I can't reproduce this corruption though, I can't see how they managed it.
Does anyone have any clever ideas to work round this? The only ways I can see are:
* Ask users to right click on the file and choose open with. You could argue that that's not particularly hard, but its not a very elegant or reliable solution.
* Upgrade to scratch 2 - but this is only web based at the moment. Not ideal. version 2 uses .sb2
* Write a small program to figure out what the file is before opening it in the correct program. I found code on this page to do this: Get Windows to treat files with the same extension differently - Super User
I don't really want to have to maintain too many school-specific fixes like that if I can avoid it. I guess we will have to bite the bullet one way or another.