[OS X TeX] scripting BBEdit (was Tabular/array macros)

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Mon Nov 8 07:11:43 EST 2004

Le 8 nov. 04, à 12:49, Jason Davies a écrit :

>> After a glance at the manual Claus mentionned, it appears that things
>> have really changed since I got into it. However, nothing appears
>> directly related to TeX. Moreover, I did not manage to find the
>> technical specs concerning AppleScript printed out somewhere. Can you
>> dig into the app bundle for files where all the apple script specs are
>> declared?
> I did see that comment but BBEdit has always been very powerful, only a
> few things were overhauled in v.8.

It is extremely powerful only for the one who knows how to use this 
Just like M$ words.
 From a programming POV, it is not possible to clone BBEdit features if 
we just have apple script examples.
Either we use public specifications or we use reverse engineering on 
compiled scripts.
Of course, we can just make a pale copy of what BBEdit is implementing, 
but we loose some kind of universality.

> The easiest way to see what it can do is to open the scripting
> dictionary - not sure if that is what you meant. There is a command
> under the script menu for this or the usual 'drop application onto
> Script Editor' method. [...]

Unfortunately, I am not really ready to pay 200$ just for that, any 

> You won't find an editor with fuller scripting support, put it that 
> way.

(could not resist;-)

> It's really much easier to reply to specific points...

Of course, but implementation should not solve specific points but 
concern general problems...

 From a programmer POV, all this discussion is not very concrete, isn't 

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