Language peer sets for HyperTalk:
Designed 1987 ↑
1980s languages ↑
Late Cold War↑
scripting language for HyperCard
alternate simple view
Country: United States
Bill Atkinson and Dan Winkler. Claris 1987
A verbose semicompiled language with loose syntax and high readability. Relies on HyperCard as an object management system, development environment, and interface builder. Programs are organized into "stacks" of "cards", each of which may have "buttons" and "fields". All data storage is in zero-terminated strings in fields, local, or global variables; all data references are through "chunk expressions" of the form last item of background field "Name List" of card ID 34217'. Flow of control is event-driven and message-passgin among scripts that are attached to stack, background, card, field and button objects.
(1987) "Apple Macintosh HyperCard User Guide", Apple Computer 1987.
(1988) "HyperTalk Language Reference Manual", A-W 1988.
Poole, L. (1988) Poole, L. (1988). HyperTalk. Redmond, WA
New York, Microsoft Press ;
Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Harper & Row.
Shafer, D. (1988) Shafer, D. (1988). HyperTalk programming. Indianapolis, Ind., Hayden Books.
Swaine, M. (1988) Swaine, M. (1988). Dr. Dobb's essential HyperTalk handbook. Redwood City, Calif., M&T Books.
Waite Group. (1989) Waite Group. (1989). The Waite Group's tricks of the HyperTalk masters. Indianapolis, Ind., Hayden Books.
Waite, M., S. (1989) Waite, M., S. Prata, et al. (1989). The Waite Group's HyperTalk bible. Indianapolis, Ind., Hayden Books.
Winkler, D. (1990) Winkler, D. and S. Kamins (1990). HyperTalk 2.0, the book. New York, Bantam Books.
Winkler, D. (1990) Winkler, D. and S. Knaster (1990). Cooking with HyperTalk 2.0. New York, Bantam Books.
Cypher, A. (1991) Cypher, A. (1991). EAGER: Programming Repetitive Tasks by Example. In Proceedings of CHI '91. New Orleans, LA, pp. 33--40.
Shafer, D. (1991) Shafer, D. (1991). The complete book of HyperTalk 2. Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
Stanley, A. (1992) Stanley, A. E. (1992). HyperTalk & HyperText. Oxford ; Boston, Newtech.
Winkler, D., S. (1994) Winkler, D., S. Kamins, et al. (1994). HyperTalk 2.2, the book. New York, Random House.
Boot contents etc online
Nicolosi A (1995) Nicolosi A "Hyperstat": an educational and working tool in epidemiology. Medinfo. 1995;8 Pt 2:1697
(2002) Library of Congress Subject Headings H96