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Hypercard moment

Post by richmond62 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:49 pm

So, the other day I was fooling around with HyperCard on my PPC Mac Mini running
MacOS 10.4 'Classic' . . .

. . . and thought:

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listObjects.jpg
listObjects.jpg (6.17 KiB) Viewed 1487 times
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and
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Export Scripts.jpg
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and
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Palettes.jpg

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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by bobcole » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:10 pm

If I remember correctly, we could type "ss" and a word in HyperCard's message box and it would search all the scripts in the stack for that word.
For example: ss visual
That was a quick, handy way to do a search.
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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:12 pm

It's helpful for newcomers to provide a GUI, but indeed also helpful to provide a CLUI for seasoned folk.

Ideally an IDE could take an approach similar to some OS utilities, e.g. a GUI provided for backing up that is a frontend for a CLUI like rsync.

Separating the core functionality via API would also foster a healthy separation of concerns, allowing each to be updated without affecting the other.

Bonus points that an API can be used with any number of commands to automate workflows...
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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by richmond62 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:17 am

Presumably there is a connexion between the last message and the HC images, but I fail to see it.

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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:01 am

The connection was with Bob's message about HC's "ss" command.
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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by richmond62 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:52 am

The connection was with Bob's message about HC's "ss" command.
OK: that makes perfect sense.

It might be interesting were LC to have a complete Command Line Interface as well as a GUI.

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Re: Hypercard moment

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:36 pm

The combination, GUIs driven by APIs, drives so much of the modern world that I'd wager it's their desire should they be in a position to consider a rewrite.
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