Ken Ray kray at
Tue Nov 14 12:02:17 EST 2006

On 11/14/06 10:38 AM, "Mikey" <mikeythek at> wrote:

> Is there really an xTalk "standard"?  xTalk is an invention of this
> group to describe the various descendants of HyperTalk.

Actually, it was invented long before this group was around (I remember it
being used during the HyperCard days (even before SuperCard/MetaCard) when
talking about how Asymetrix Toolbook was a variation of the HyperTalk

> I have never seen a "standard", as the dialects can be somewhat different.
> HT never required "the", and to my recollection, neither did SuperCard.

Once again, required for *what* - for functions? object properties? global
properties? something else?

AFAIK all variations/expansions of the HyperTalk dialect have their own
pecadillos, even SuperCard. :-)

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
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