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

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Mon Nov 8 08:25:44 EST 2004

Le 8 nov. 04, à 13:58, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :

> One must distinguish between creating applescripts and making an 
> application (apple)scriptable. From my experience only actual 
> applescripts (and shell scripts) deal with tex related stuff. The 
> scripting commands and classes an application has to understand are 
> more universal and related to finding and selecting text, moving the 
> cursor, opening and refreshing documents. In that respect BBEdit's 
> Applescript dictionary might be a sufficient source for the classes 
> and commands applications like TeXShop and iTMac have to know.
> Unfortunately, an Applescript dictionary doesn't tell a programmer how 
> to implement these classes and commands in an application; instead 
> this is part of a learning process, but I am sure that there are 
> enough knowledgable people subscribed to this list who can help either 
> directly or by giving hints.

One thing that might be of great help and could completely avoid the 
learning process you mention, would be to take a look at the resource 
file where BBEdit declares its apple events and applescript syntax, 
what is gathered in the .scriptSuite and .scriptTerminology under 
cocoa, I don't know really where it lies in a carbon app.

Could not find any info at BareBones for that...
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