Can I use Revolution for this?
dan at danshafer.com
Sat Aug 3 11:12:01 CDT 2002
>At 2:49 PM +0200 8/3/02, Björnke von Gierke wrote:
>>It was amazing to read Dan mentioning scriptExpert - I had just
>>conceived of the
>>possibility of such a thing a couple of days ago, and now I hear it
>>for years on Hypercard (now I desperately want to see that
>>working.... does it
>>still exist? would it work with Revolution or would there be too
>I would like to see that stack too! (if aviable)
Well, the original HyperCard stack would actually probably work but
it would be incomplete and undoubtedly need some tweaking. It was
pretty comprehensive; I don't think there were any HyperTalk commands
or functions it didn't implement. Transcript has a lot more to
implement and it does a stricter job of enforcement of some syntax
rules on which HyperTalk was pretty forgiving.
OTOH, my ScriptExpert program would at the very least function as a
useful specification and prototype and probably some large percentage
of it would simply work right out of the box.
So what kind of demand would there be for such a tool? It was a
qualified success in the world of HyperCard. Experienced scripters
thought it just got in the way but newbies and hobbyists seemed to
love it because it made it unnecessary to memorize complex commands
and functions and because it generated HyperTalk that was always
visible in a field so it was a great learning tool.
If I thought it had a chance of both selling enough copies to recoup
my investment of time and helping people make better or more
efficient use of Transcript, I'd be tempted to port and extend it.
Takers? (You might want to respond to me privately rather than
cluttering the list.)
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