AppleScript facts for kids

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AppleScript
Developer Apple Inc.
Stable release 2.4.2 / February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
OS System 7, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
License Apple EULA (parts available under APSL)
Filename extensions .scpt, .AppleScript
Website http://www.apple.com/applescript/

AppleScript is a way for people to write commands and actions on their Apple Macintosh platform. It is a simple language, like English, and is made by Apple Inc. since the year 1993. The AppleScript program came from the HyperCard program.

Example

An example of the different ways to write a Hello World program in AppleScript:

display dialog "Hello World!" -- a modal window with "Ok" and "Cancel" buttons
-- or
display alert "Hello World!"  -- a modal window with a single "Ok" button
-- or
say "Hello World!" -- an audio message using a synthesized computer voice

Official

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