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AppleScript: The Beta Release

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For System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

   [...] both Apple and MS did (and do) allow interprocess communication, and between windows -- it's just not easily gotten from the UI, and it is poorly organized. After Hypercard became a hit, a bunch of us at Apple invented AppleScript, which was an attempt to make a similar language that could do just what Smalltalk did between objects. This was actually done well enough, but it is rarely used because Apple did not beat on the developers to come up with useful APIs that were friendly enough for integration, and it only was feasible between the monolithic apps.
   - excerpt adapted from communication with Alan Kay.

Standalone release, before it became integrated etc.

See Also: AppleScript 1.1, AppleScript 1.8.3, AppleScript Language Guide (PDF), FaceSpan 2.1, FaceSpan 3, FaceSpan 4.3, Frontier 1, Frontier 4, Script Debugger 1.0, Script Debugger 3.0, Smile

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Duality's picture
by Duality - 2020, May 11 - 8:13am

I don't disagree! Moved.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 11 - 8:07am

I kind of think that Alan Kay excerpt on the AppleScript 1.1 page may be more suited for this page.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 21 - 10:28pm

Many thanks for this. Very interesting to look at some of the developments that were to make it into the final release. I enjoyed seeing that the "Scriptable Text Editor" (from the 1.0 & 1.1 final release versions) was called "Quill" during development. I kind of wish they'd kept that name.