[OT] Is there a relationship between Xtalk languages andsmalltalk?
b.xavier at internet.lu
Fri May 20 13:07:23 EDT 2005
very interesting! Text only though it says...
but this one takes the cake!
I thought i'd find executables but i found "runtime"!
Though not what i hoped for ;)
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> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of
> Wilhelm Sanke
> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 17:56
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> Subject: Re: [OT] Is there a relationship between Xtalk
> languages andsmalltalk?
> One of the xTalk languages not mentioned so far is "HyperPad"
> by Brightbill&Roberts with its script language "PadTalk".
> HyperPad - the first Hypercard clone for the DOS-world -
> appeared about one year after Hypercard was released.
> Unfortunately, HyperPad never made it to the Windows world
> and consequently later disappeared.
> HyperPad was a very powerful language with some features I
> still miss in Metacard and Revolution. It had an integrated
> data base, could include and produce C-externals and had a
> comprehensive and carefully written documentation (two big
> volumes that came free with the software for a price less
> than 100 US$ and left no questions open). The included help
> files and tutorials were very well designed (seen from an
> educational perspective). A look at them would be even
> beneficial for the Revolution team.
> I remember my troubles when I had to migrate to "Toolbook":
> Many more script lines to write, syntax requirements that
> were much more complicated etc..-
> A search reveals a number of hits (there is also another, but
> unreleated product called "HyperPad") and even a still
> available version of HyperPad that is possibly of interest
> for those that want to investigate the development of xTalk
> languages and get an idea of the state of arts of quite a
> number of years ago.
> Two addresses:
> from the web page:
> Brightbill-Roberts' HyperPad 2.2 is an inexpensive ($100)
> HyperCard <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0154.html>
> clone for DOS text systems. The extensive installation (3.7
> MB) includes 830 pages of documentation and an excellent
> on-line tutorial. Many sample scripts, clip art, and
> mini-applications are included. HyperPad is designed to be
> used out of the box as a DOS desktop utility kit. It is
> distributed as shareware
> <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0029.html> so you can
> "try before you buy."
> Version 2.307
> Last published in 1995 by IQ Technologies, Inc.
> Originally developed and published by Brightbill-Roberts
> For those who may wish to continue using this DOS based
> product it is being made available for downloading as a
> courtesy of MegaIQ.
> The download is a 1.4 mb self extracting archive file.
> Save the file to an empty folder.
> After downloading, double click on the file "hyperpad24.exe".
> This will extract two (2) files, "disk1.exe" and "disk2.exe".
> Each of these are self extracting archive files as well.
> Disk 1 and Disk 2 archives contain the files required to
> install HyperPAD.
> Devkit is the HyperPAD Developer's Kit and must be
> extracted into a different folder
> than the one used for disk1 and disk2 as it contains some
> files which have the same name.
> DOWNLOAD HyperPAD v. 2.3
> DOWNLOAD HyperPAD Developer's Kit".---
> I downloaded this version, and it worked fine with Windows XP
> - with the exception that I had some troubles with my
> cordless mouse in the DOS-window that came up. But you can
> very well work with the keyboard and experience the old-time
> and at the same time modern way of using an xTalk language.
> As I already said, have a look at the IDE and the carefully
> designed and integrated help files.
> A number of stacks I offer today on my website were
> originally developed with HyperPad.
> Wilhelm Sanke
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