FB II Compiler
These are examples of Toolbox routines that were invented after FB was released; hence, FB does not have built-in support for them.
However, we can implement them the way our poor C-programmer brothers are forced to do, which is to include the appropriate in-line assembly code.
The following is an implementation of FSMakeFSSpec (I would recommend using this rather than PBMakeFSSpec, because it is generally easier to set up the parameters).
FSMakeFSSpec is a neat function--it does a lot more than just gluing together the three pieces of the file spec for you. For example:
LOCAL FN FSMakeFSSpec(vRefNum%,dirID&,fileName$,@spec&)
` CLR.W -(SP)
` MOVE.W ^vRefNum%,-(SP) ;INTEGER
` MOVE.L ^dirID&,-(SP) ;LONGINT
` PEA ^fileName$ ;ConstStr255Param
` MOVE.L ^spec&,-(SP) ;Var: FSSpec
` DC.W $7001,$AA52
` MOVE.W (SP)+,D0
` EXT.L D0
* If you leave the objName$ parameter blank (a null string), then the function creates an fsSpec for the folder specified by vRefNum and dirID&;
* If you set both vRefNum% and dirID& to zero, then they specify the current default directory;
* If you set dirID& to zero and set vRefNum% to a working directory reference number, then they specify that working directory;
* If objName$ is a full path name, then vRefNum% and dirID& are ignored, and an fsSpec is created for the object indicated by the path.
In any case, regardless of what you _start_ with, the fsSpec record that's created will contain the (true) volume reference number of the object's volume, the directory ID of its parent directory, and the object's name.