What is "Open Language"?

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Mon Oct 26 10:18:02 EDT 2015

I wrote something like this about a dozen years ago: a script pre-processor that worked with the script editor to store the pre-processed script as a custom property for use later. 

I remember implementing default values for parameters like so:

on someHandler paramOne=27, paramTwo=13

Which would translate to:

on someHandler paramOne, paramTwo
if paramOne is empty then put 27 into paramOne
if paramTwo is empty then put 13 into paramTwo

and a few other preprocessor commands as well. 


> On Oct 26, 2015, at 5:00 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:
> One could also argue that the problem of synonyms and abbreviations is far better handled in the script-editing environment... Although nobody ever seems to agree with me on that one - even though the resulting effect would be identical for all intents and purposes ;)).

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