Documentation on expressions??
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Jun 10 12:40:36 CDT 2004
On 6/10/04 4:10 AM, Graham Samuel wrote:
> I see several people are already trying to help Geoff, but I wonder
> whether he is asking a question that's been in the back of my mind since
> I first saw HyperCard - is there a formal description of the language
> (in RR's case, Transcript) anywhere to be found, so that we would know
> **exactly** what an expression is, what a condition is, what a chunk is,
> etc. and could therefore have the foundation of the ability to write
> correct code first time through?
The standard documentation for this sort of thing is Danny Goodman's
"HyperCard 2.2 Handbook". It is now out of print, but occasionally a
copy shows up used on various web auctions or book sites. The book is
focused toward those who are just beginning with the language and it
thoroughly explains all the syntax and constructs. It also has many
chapters related exclusively to HyperCard's IDE but the general ideas
are readily transferable to other programs.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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