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Re: Hackers and Painters and Apple English
On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 14:47 US/Eastern, Peter J. Wasilko, Esq.
> These days all of my time is going into The Institute for End User
> Computing, Inc. and the development of a Plain English based End User
> programming language.
Apple Script seems goofy to me because it reads like English but has
extra words I don't expect as a programmer. I cut and paste Apple
Script code to make sure I get the syntax right. It reads like
English, but it's not what I would have written. For example:
tell app "Terminal"
set custom title of first window to "XYZ - something.foo.com"
If I'd written this myself, I would have left out "custom" and "of
Geoffrey S. Knauth | http://knauth.org/gsk