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C language
     arbitrary blocks in
     compiled language
    different from AppleScript
         arithmetic operation, datatype of result
         continue statement
         do until, not like repeat until
         for loop vs. repeat with
         real to integer coercion
     scripting addition might be written in
C++, return-by-reference 2nd
calculation and repetition
call chain 2nd
call method command
call soap command
     incompatible with many servers
call xmlrpc command
Call·subroutine command
cancel, in dialog 2nd
     error dialog not displayed 2nd
CarbonLib
caret (^), exponentiation operator
case
     string comparisons and
     variable names and
     vertical bars and
case (constant)
catch (error) 2nd
     selectively 2nd
CD/DVD, responding to insertion of
CGI (common gateway interface)
     Mac vs. Unix implementation
chain of handler calls 2nd
chain of inheritance (script objects)
     implicit
chain of ofs and tells
     crucial to AppleScript programming
     where it ends
character
     composed
     escaped
     number, conversion
     Unicode, entering
     untypeable, entering in literal string
character (string element)
     learning number of
     Unicode-savvy, not fully
Cheeseman, Bill 2nd
chevrons (« »)
     constructing data class object
     entering 2nd
     raw four-letter code, entering
choose application command
Choose Application dialog
choose color command
choose file command
choose file name command
choose folder command
choose from list command
choose remote application command
choose URL command
     returns string (dictionary lies)
class 2nd 3rd
     abstract
     any can be assigned to variable
     coercion
         string
     commands that can be sent to 2nd
     constant
     defined differently by different applications
     dictionary, how listed in
         can appear twice
         enumeration listed as
         inheritance
         record listed as
     finding list items of given
     implementing (Cocoa scripting)
     of variable
     orphan
     plural (synonym for every)
         dictionary, how listed in
         repeat with . . . in, causes trouble
         singular, can be identical with
         some classes lack
     property of record
     property, same name as 2nd
         compiler doesn't distinguish
     reference, never reported as
     type class vs.
     used as variable name 2nd
Classic scripting additions
clipboard
     conversion
     data, reading and writing
     styled text
     undisplayable values
clipboard info command
close access command
close command (TextEdit)
closure
Cocoa
     action messages
     Apple events, sending with 2nd
    application
         launches when dictionary consulted
         make command
         may look scriptable even if not
         scriptability, adding
         writing, with AppleScript Studio
     bindings
     built-in methods
     calling AppleScript from 2nd
     calling AppleScript Studio from
     calling from AppleScript 2nd
     delegation queries
     documentation, online
     key (sdef dictionary)
     learning
     lifetime notifications
     messages from, receiving (AppleScript Studio)
     methods, built-in
     Objective-C, native language
Cocoa scripting
     AppleScript Studio, combining with
     class, implementing
     command, implementing
     dictionary format
     documentation murky 2nd
     enumeration, implementing
     key-value coding
         disadvantages of
     NSReceiverScriptError
     pre-Tiger applications
     property, implementing
code
     coverage, Script Debugger provides
     fragments
     reusing, with a library
     script object or handler definition not
coercion
     alias
     boolean
     by AppleScript
     by scriptable application
     by scripting addition 2nd
     class
     constant
     date
     dictionary, not listed in 2nd 3rd
     explicit
     file
     file URL
     implicit 2nd
         arithmetic operators
         boolean operators
         comparison operators
         concatenation operator
         containment operators
         list to string, being careful of
     list
     month
     number
     object string specifier vs.
     pathname
     POSIX file
     reference
     string
         pathname
     styled text
     text (synonym for string)
     Unicode text
         pathname
     unit (measurement)
     version 2nd
     weekday
colon (:)
     in handler definition and call
     in Macintosh pathnames
     POSIX path, don't use in
     record, name-value separator
color, rgb (class)
     user chooses
comes after (synonym for >)
comes before (synonym for <)
comma (,)
     in global declaration
     in local declaration
     separating list items
     separating parameters 2nd
     separating record items
command 2nd 3rd
     classes that can obey 2nd
     coercion, might perform implicit
     default is get
     event vs.
     handler call similar to
     implementing (Cocoa scripting)
     multiple objects, applied to
     multiple words
     multiple, to same target
     nested in another command
         parentheses needed
    parameter
         datatype not enforced by compiler
         dictionary may list wrongly
         name enforced by compiler 2nd
     result
         inconsistent datatype
     scripting addition, handler name same as
     used as variable name
comment
     command, can't interrupt or precede
     in dictionary
     multiple line
     nesting
     precedence
     quotation marks and pipes inside
     single-line
comparison operators
     some implicitly dereference reference
compatibility
     applet
     applet bundle 2nd
     compiled script file formats
     sdef dictionary format
compilation
     application needed for 2nd
     constructs Apple events
     dictionary needed for 2nd 3rd
     dictionary, loading of
     first time takes longer
     generates four-letter codes
     top-level entries initialized 2nd
     variable scope and type determined
     when needed
compile
     can't, due to defective dictionary
     can't, if alias doesn't exist
     can't, with some terminology clashes
     can't, without targeted applications 2nd
     saving a script that won't
     with Unix
compiled script file
     data storage
     formats
         compatibility problems
         data-fork file
         resource-fork file
         script bundle
     handler in, calling from Cocoa
     information contained in
     library of common code
     location of current, learning
     opening from Finder
     opening without target application
     persistence of top-level entities
         Script Debugger shows
         Script Editor destroys
     portability problems
     reading as script object
         can create undeclared variable
         loads context (closure)
     recovering when decompilation fails
     run-only
     saving script object as
         saves context (closure)
     Unix, creating with
compiled vs. interpreted languages
compiler
     class/property names not distinguished
     datatypes not checked 2nd
     encapsulation not enforced 2nd
     enforces class name in element specifier
     enforces command parameter names 2nd
     enforces parts of speech 2nd
     enumeration values not checked
     nonsensical expressions not prevented
     property and element not distinguished
     required parameters not enforced
complete target 2nd
     determination of
     reference as
component
     Generic Scripting Component
     getting a list of
     instance
     Script Application Component
Component Manager
computer name
concatenation
     avoids long literal strings
     plus sign (+), not
     record
     set end of, more efficient
condensed (constant)
condition
     optimizing
Configure Folder Actions
considerations, string 2nd
     offset command and
     scriptable applications ignore 2nd
considering block
constant
     coercion, string 2nd
     dictionary, how listed in
     display dialog displays incorrectly
     enumerator 2nd
     global properties are not
     used as variable name
constructor
containment operators
contains operator
content property
contents of operator
     contents property conflicts with
contents property
     content a better alternative
     implicit subcontainer in Entourage
context (of script object)
contextual menu
     Big Cat
     Finder, Automator workflow 2nd
     Script Editor
continuation character (¬)
     entering
     how used in this book
     moved or removed by decompilation
     must be last thing in line
continue command
     passing parameters to run handler
continue statement, nonexistent
control structures
     branching
     errors
         deliberate
     looping
     not waiting for application reply
     pausing
     string comparison and containment
     targeting
     terminology resolution
     timeout
conversion of units
cooperative multitasking
copy command
     can't be nested
     event handler illegal
     set command, difference from
     short-circuited resolution of
copy, passing as parameter
     guaranteeing
Core Suite 2nd
count command
CPU speed, learning
Creator 2nd
creator code, launching application by
CRLF (Windows line break) 2nd
curl (Unix tool) 2nd
curly braces
     delimiting lists
     delimiting records
current application 2nd
     implicit target
     location of, learning
current date command
customization
    application behavior
         attachability 2nd
         hooks
         observability
     attachability vs.
     of handler
     of script object returned from handler




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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