Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Apple’s Script

Daniel Jalkut:

Apple should make JavaScript its default scripting language.… It sounds a like I just said “Apple should kill AppleScript,” but I didn’t. You see, the Open Scripting Architecture, on which AppleScript runs, is designed from the start to support multiple languages. Think of the “Open Scripting” part of the system as the part that lets a script tell another application to do something. The specific scripting language you use to accomplish the rest is really of no concern whatsoever. Two languages, such as JavaScript and AppleScript, can easily live side by side.

Agreed. OSA is great, but AppleScript is holding it back.

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