AppleScript Support?


#1

One of the many things I love about BBEdit is its comprehensive AppleScript support. It can be super handy for automating things and well, all the stuff AppleScript is good for.


#2

Ugh, maybe just not AppleScript as the lang choice there?

http://blog.codinghorror.com/computer-languages-arent-human-languages/


#3

If AppleScript is what floats your boat, you can always use Node’s Child Process API to shell out to an AppleScript.


#4

“Ugh” Well, yes, AppleScript isn’t my favourite language either, but it’s often only user-accessible option for inter-application automation in Mac OS X. It’s not that you’d script BBEdit with it, but that you’d send a snippet of text from your web browser to a new document via the clipboard, or using Services or automation tools (eg Automator or Keyboard Maestro). AppleScript is still the answer until Apple replace it with something better… :slight_smile:


#5

I actually do script it from time-to-time. I have one that alters my apache conf file to simulate shared hosting locally, except instead of multiple instances it’s just one. I could probably do it some other way, but this works.