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Topic: Re: [mg5229] Applescript support in Mathematica 3.0
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Daitaro Hagihara

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Re: [mg5229] Applescript support in Mathematica 3.0
Posted: Nov 18, 1996 2:04 AM
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You want AppleScript? If so, then disregard this. If you can settle
with AppleEvent, then read on. On Mac's, Mma supports AppleEvent for
external program linking in addition to the standard MathLink. This is
the usual dosc event that you find in HyperCard and others**. Usual Mma
expressions can be sent out from external programs to Mma (frontend, not
the kernel, i.e., signature of OMEG, not Math) for their evaluations in
this dosc event. It's that simple! If your database program allows you
to write AppleEvent code, then that should do it. I've written a small
Lisp program using this technique, and if you are interested, it's
available from DIGITOOL's user contribution site
(ftp.digitool.com/...---you'll find out).


** In version 2.0, this was unorthodoxed class OMEG with id EvSt. In
version 2.2, things got straightened out with class misc and id dosc.
Now, you are using version 3.0... Well, you can figure out yourself!

PS. If you got gripes about AppleScript, I've got my own with MathLink
library format. WRI was very unhelpful with this. You know, a guy by
the name of Mark has recently posted a series of gripes to this group.
After all, we all got gripes of one form or the other, don't we?

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