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

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Mon Nov 8 09:57:41 EST 2004

Le 8 nov. 04, à 15:07, Mark Smith a écrit :

> Jérôme Laurens wrote:
>>> 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.
> Now I'm confused.
> Perhaps you could explain what you are trying to do Jerome ? I assumed 
> that you are considering writing an/some AppleScript(s) (or an ASS app 
> ?) (or some AS-related code in another app (e.g. iTeXMac)) which 
> involve(s) BBEdit.

No, the point is just discussing after Will Robertson's remark in his 
mail from 8 novembre 2004 08:48:11 GMT+01:00:

> Of course, if every program implemented applescript support with the
> same interface, that would be even better, but I the co-ordination that
> requires seems too great for the moment. (I'm hoping for a very rich AS
> interface in iTM2+ which can later be copied for use in TeXShop, or
> vice versa.)
> In fact, it would make sense to copy BBEdit's way of doing things as
> much as possible, since that's the only text editor I know of that's
> used for TeX and has a very extensive Applescript dictionary. (I don't
> have it or use it, though.)

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