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- Subject: Re: Lua and Neko comparison
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 21:20:14 +0200
Rici Lake wrote:
Given that Apple came up with AppleScript, it's a bit hard to believe
that their corporate culture discourages oddball syntaxes.
I think that the AppleScript concept wasn't born in Apple. If I'm not
mistaken, AppleScript roots can be traced to HyperTalk, i.e. HyperCard's
scripting language. HyperCard had huge potential but it was badly
treated by Apple, due to their usual NIH (Not Invented Here) syndrome.
I never used AppleScript, but I played with HyperTalk for a time. I
found it to be an interesting concept, but falling rather short of
expectations: it was designed to be a "natural language" language usable
by a non-programmer, but in fact it turned out to be harder than Basic
for a casual user and extremely frustrating for a programmer (despite
its dynamic elements).