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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Monday November 25, 2002
03:08 PM

Ten Minutes In

[ #9141 ]
Well, the first impression of AppleScript I had has not been abolished as of yet. It's still bothering me that some lines look exactly like English, whereas other lines look like the spacebar on the keyboard was broken and the person typing at the keyboard knows what English words look like, but not what they mean.

Regardless, I'm sure I'll get used to it (I still have a certain degree of fear any time I see a regular expression with lots of backslashes and symbol characters, which is to say most of the time I see a regular expression).

I've set part of the PDF a-printin' and plan to use the next 53 minutes to attempt to debug Matriarch again. May luck smile upon me...

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  • AppleScript for me is like Python. It looks deceptively simple to program in, so it started to suck me in. Then I discovered that in order to write that easy-to-read code, you had to learn a lot of VERY HARD rules and exceptions.

    I'd rather program in Perl, where there are so many ways to do it that it looks deceptively hard to learn to do, but actually turns out to be quite easy.

    --
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge