Transcript - HyperTalk book?

Rik Panero rikp1964 at
Mon Jun 17 12:54:01 EDT 2002

I've stumbled onto Revolution and am trying to make sense of it.  I do not 
have a Hypercard background but from what I can tell, Transcript syntax 
seems to be closer to HyperTalk than anything else.  Would a HyperTalk 
book  be the way to go?  Several are available on my local library's shelf 
(though from the late 80s).  Are there any online HyperTalk tutorials (a 
Google search hasn't been very helpful) and what pitfalls should I be aware 
of regarding HyperTalk vs. Transcript?  I found a Hypertalk vs. Pascal page 
which was interesting due to my Borland Delphi background, but tinkering 
with the syntax of Revolution scripts (even after doing the tutorials) has 
proven to be quite frustrating and the help docs seem to be written for 
those "in the know" (and I'm fairly good at deciphering UNIX man pages so I 
really suspect there's some disconnect going on here that I need to discover).

Also, is rendering Mac apps on anything other than the Mac platform 
impossible, or is it a feature that will be introduced eventually?

      Rik Panero
  rikp1964 at
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