What is EXTENSION CONFLICT? What does EXTENSION CONFLICT mean? EXTENSION CONFLICT meaning – EXTENSION CONFLICT definition – EXTENSION CONFLICT explanation.
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Extension conflicts were sometimes a problem on Apple Macintosh computers running the classic Mac OS, especially System 7. Extensions were bundles of code that extended the operating system’s capabilities by directly patching OS calls, thus receiving control instead of the operating system when applications (including the Finder) made system calls. Generally, once an extension had done what it wanted, it was supposed to pass on the (possibly modified) system call to the operating system’s routine. If multiple extensions want to patch the same system call, they…