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a reference to operator
abbreviations
     <= (for )
     >= (for )
     app (for application)
     does not equal, doesnt equal (for is not equal)
     end (for block termination line) 2nd
     equal, equals, equal to (for is equal to)
     expanded during decompilation 2nd
     greater than (for is greater than)
     how used in this book
     into (for to)
     is not equal, isn't equal (for is not equal to)
     isn't (for is not)
     less than (for is less than)
     prop (for property)
     put (for copy)
     ref (for a reference to)
     then, omission of
above (preposition)
abstract class
accent marks, string comparisons and
Accessibility API
accessible on demand
acgi dispatcher 2nd
action, Automator
     run handler
     virtues of
     writing
actions and action messages (Cocoa)
activate command
adding folder items to event
addition
Address Book
Adobe FrameMaker 2nd
AEDebug
AEPrint
aete
     static or dynamic
     viewing with EightyRez 2nd
aeut
     terminology clashes with
     viewing
after keyword
against (preposition)
Aker, Philip
alias
    coercion
         file
         pathname 2nd
         string
     Macintosh pathname, obtaining
     nonexistent
         coercion can create
     POSIX path property
     remote application, don't ask for
     specifier 2nd
alias list class (Finder)
all caps (constant)
all lowercase (constant)
ampersand (&), concatenation operator
and (joining boolean labeled parameters) 2nd
and operator
announcement line, block
any
anything
Apache, traditional Mac CGI with
apart from (preposition)
API (application programming interface)
     Accessibility
     AppleScript as 2nd 3rd
app (abbreviation for application)
appending
     to a file
     to a list 2nd
Apple Developer Connection
Apple event 2nd
     AEDebug format
     AEPrint format
     AppleScript as expression of
     applet, order of processing
     blocking
     calling handler in compiled script file
     command
     compilation constructs
     details of sending
     dictionary, translation using
     direct object 2nd
         optional or required
     efficiency, improving
     error
     four-letter code
     intercepting 2nd
     logging
     minimizing number sent
     nonsensical, compiler lets you send
     null( ) object
     object specifier
     parameters 2nd
         optional or required
     parts of
     query
    raw
         entering as four-letter code
         sending 2nd
         viewing
     reference, not sent by creating
     reference, sent by using
     registry
     repertory
     reply
         ignoring 2nd
     required
     result 2nd
     send-to-self
     sender
     sending without AppleScript
     standardization
     system as postman
     target
     timeout 2nd
         handling
     viewing
     WebSTAR
Apple Event Log (Script Debugger) 2nd
Apple event registry
AppleScript
     Apple events, expression of
     Apple events, sending without
     compiled, how and why
     compiler
     dictionary
         terminology clashes
         viewing
     different for each target application 2nd 3rd
     documentation, online
     English-likeness 2nd
     error message strings often unhelpful
     extended by target applications
     file-level persistence not enforced by
     LISP-likeness 2nd 3rd
     little language
     logarithmic functions lacking
     multithreaded, not
     nature and flavor
     object-oriented, not
     places for using
         AppleScript Studio 2nd
         applet 2nd
         automatic location 2nd
         Automator
         Cocoa application
         hyperlink
         internally scriptable application
         script editor application
         script runner
         Unix 2nd
     preferences (pretty-printing)
     programming, art of
     purpose 2nd
     reasons for using
         calculation and repetition
         combining specialties
         customization
         reduction
     regular expressions lacking 2nd
     runtime engine
     speed 2nd
     string manipulation inferior
     trigonometric functions lacking 2nd
     version 2nd
AppleScript Debugger (OSA language)
AppleScript Language Guide, xv 2nd
AppleScript script object
     current application is parent of
     global properties 2nd
     name 2nd
         overshadowing
AppleScript scripting component 2nd
     caches loaded dictionaries
     global properties
     loads scripting additions
     maintains state
     parent of script
     persistence
     pretty-printing, performs
     remembers variable names
     run script command creates separate instance 2nd
AppleScript Studio 2nd 3rd
     application bundle, resources within 2nd
     application, preparing for final release
     calling Cocoa from 2nd
     calling from Cocoa
     Cocoa messages, receiving
     Cocoa scripting, combining with
     Cocoa, relationship to
     components of
     dictionary 2nd
     documentation, online
     event handlers 2nd
     get script command fetches a copy
     scriptability
     scripting additions, application can contain 2nd
     shortcomings, overcoming
     terminology, using elsewhere
     window management bug
applescript URL protocol
AppleScript Utility 2nd
AppleScriptKit dictionary 2nd
AppleShare volumes
applet 2nd 3rd
     advantages of
     bundle
         compatibility 2nd
         example
         locating resources inside 2nd
         scripting additions, can contain 2nd
     CGI application
     compatibility
     creating 2nd
         with Unix
     dictionary, has none
     droplet 2nd
     editing 2nd
     errors thrown in
     event handlers
     events, multiple, order of processing
     formats
     idle handler 2nd
     interrupting
     launching 2nd
     lifetime events
     locates targeted applications on launch, preventing
     menus 2nd
     open handler
     persistence
         improving with bundle
     quit
         can't, if applet is busy
         can't, without continue quit
     quit handler
     reopen handler
     run handler
     run-only 2nd
     scriptability 2nd 3rd
     startup screen
     stay-open
AppleTalk
AppleWorks
application
     actions, script responding to
     attachable 2nd
     combining
     current
     factored
     front, bring to
     frontmost 2nd
     ID
     internally scriptable
     launching
     local
     location of, learning
    missing
         at compile time 2nd
         at decompile time
     name, getting right
     observable
     quit
     recordable
     remote 2nd 3rd
         launching
     running, learning whether 2nd 3rd
     scriptable 2nd
         attribute, value may be reference
         coercion, requesting from 2nd
         launches when dictionary consulted 2nd
         object model 2nd 3rd
         operations and
         operators, may interpret differently from AppleScript
         scripting addition vs.
         string considerations ignored 2nd
         targeting
         terminology, vs. AppleScript's
         Tiger, supplied with
         writing 2nd
     specifier
     start up, if not already running
     switching
     target
         applet, prevent seeking prematurely
         application class specifier 2nd 3rd
         can't be found 2nd 3rd
         extends AppleScript language
         how located
         misidentified
         name
         name, changed by decompilation
         remote 2nd 3rd
         specifying as variable
         specifying dynamically
         state change, preventing
         version, specifying
     unscriptable
     user chooses
     visible
     writing
application class
     object model, start of 2nd
     object string specifier
         getting the name right
     remote application
     XML-RPC or SOAP server
application process class (System Events)
application responses (constant) 2nd
Appscript (Python module) 2nd
April (constant)
Aristotle
arithmetic
     date
     errors inevitable
     operators
around (preposition)
art of AppleScript programming
as operator
ASCII character command 2nd
     MacRoman only
ASCII number command
aside from (preposition)
ask (constant)
assignment
     equals sign (=) does not perform 2nd
     file object specifier
     file URL
     multiple 2nd
         attributes
     record item
         nonexistent
     references and
     top-level entity
     variable 2nd
         no implicit coercion
asterisk (*), multiplication operator
at (make command) 2nd
at (preposition)
Attach Script to Folder script, buggy
attachable
     applications 2nd
     degrees of attachability
attribute 2nd
     accessing
         chain of ofs and tells
         it keyword not needed
         of multiple objects 2nd
     application, value may be reference
     class encapsulation, compiler does not enforce
     coercion, by scriptable application 2nd
     dictionary, how listed in
     fetching or assigning several at once
     inheritance, in dictionary
     value may be a reference
audio file, getting info about
August (constant)
Austin, J. L.
autocompletion (Script Editor)
autoinitialization
automatic location 2nd
Automator
     action
         Run AppleScript
         virtues of
         writing
     documentation, online
     workflow
         in Finder contextual menu




AppleScript. The Definitive Guide
AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0596102119
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 267
Authors: Matt Neuburg

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