[Discuss the relationship between Applescript and Tcl - aka TclAppleScript and especially TclAE ]CL likes "The AppleScript Sourcebook" , the AppleScript FAQs of Fred Terry  and macscripter , and "Cocoa and AppleScript: from Top to Bottom"  [explain AppleEvents?] [find ref to "AppleScript for Absolute Beginners"].Think of AppleScript in two aspects:
- a language,
- which happens to hook into MacOS profoundly.
peterc: If dead trees are your thing, ORA's "AppleScript: The Definitive Guide" , by Matt Neuburg, is very good.Lars H: Here is an interesting quote from Chapter 5, Section The English-likeness monster of said book:
- As we have already seen, AppleScript is English-like. Its vocabulary appears to be made up of English imperative verbs, nouns, prepositional phrases, and even an occasional relative clause.
- Whether this English-likeness is a good thing or not is debatable. It is probably responsible for attracting users who would otherwise be frightened by the rigid-looking pseudo-mathematical terseness of a language like Perl, with its funny variable names, its braces and brackets and semicolons. Personally, though, I'm not fond of AppleScript's English-likeness. For one thing, I feel it is misleading. It gives one the sense that one just knows AppleScript because one knows English; but that is not so. It also gives one the sense that AppleScript is highly flexible and accepting of commands expressed just however one cares to phrase them; and that is really not so.