A nice bit of syntax

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Sun Feb 22 18:47:57 CET 2015


Hi Geoff,

While this looks very nifty, it definitely isn't easier to program. 
LiveCode is much easier (IMHO). We should never be able to do this with 
LiveCode, simply because this isn't how xTalk languages function.

One important difference is that AppleScript uses typed variables and 
even typed data and objects, while in an xTalk language everything is a 
string (except for arrays perhaps, which are constructs of strings). I 
consider this an advantage of xTalks.

If you really like this way of programming, you can create 
Cocoa-AppleScript applications with XCode, which I actually consider a 
very interesting way of programming, but I'm happy that I can use 
LiveCode next to AppleScript.

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On 2/22/2015 17:01, Geoff Canyon wrote:
> Just came across this in AppleScript:
>
> tell application "System Events"
>            set {procesList, pidList} to the {name, unix id} of (every
> process whose name contains "Myapp_action_download")
> end tell
>
>
> There are multiple niceties here: in-line list filtration, multiple
> simultaneous property retrievals and assignments, and of course directed
> messaging. I look forward to when we can do similar things in LC.
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