Transcript - HyperTalk book?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Jun 17 22:28:01 EDT 2002
Rik Panero <rikp1964 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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?
The best book for a HyperCard novice is Danny Goodman's "The Complete
HyperCard 2.2 Handbook". It is out of print now, but sometimes shows up
on ebay or one of the online used bookstores. This book goes through
everything a beginner needs to know. You'll have to ignore the
information about GUI features (various palettes, behaviors, and menu
items) because RR is different, but the information on the message
hierarchy and the language syntax is accurate and indispensable.
Virtually all the scripting terms and usage in the book are transferable
A brief HyperCard tutorial is online at:
There are more HyperCard-related links here:
Don't bother to download a reference stack at the above site called
"HyperCard Nuances" though -- it is a description of HyperCard's GUI and
behavior idiosyncracies, none of which translate to Rev.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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