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HyperTalk is a programming language created in 1987 by Dan Winkler.

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HyperTalk is a high-level, procedural programming language created in 1987 by Dan Winkler and used in conjunction with Apple Computer's HyperCard hypermedia program by Bill Atkinson. The main target audience of HyperTalk was beginning programmers, hence HyperTalk programmers were usually called authors, and the process of writing programs was called "scripting". HyperTalk scripts are fairly similar to written English, and use a logic structure similar to that of the Pascal programming language. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
put "Hello World"
Example from Wikipedia:
on mouseUp select the clickLine put word 2 of the clickLine into linenum do line linenum of cd fld 1 end mouseUp

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging put

Books about HyperTalk on goodreads

title author year reviews ratings rating
Hypertalk for Educators: Introduction to Programming Sharon Yoder 0 0 0.0
HyperTalk programming: [includes version 1.1] Dan Shafer 1988 0 0 0.0
HyperCard Script Language Guide: The Hypertalk Language Apple Inc. 1988 0 1 4.00
HyperCard IIgs Script Language Guide: The Hypertalk Language Apple Inc. 1991 0 0 0.0
Hypertalk and Hypertext: Programming the Interface Graphic in the Macintosh and Windows 3....... A.E. Stanley 1992 0 0 0.0

Books about HyperTalk from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Hypercard Script Language Guide: The Hypertalk Language Apple Computer Inc. 1988-08-01T00:00:01Z Addison-Wesley
Hypertalk Programming/Includes Version 1.1 (Hayden Macintosh library books) Shafer, Dan 1988-01-01T00:00:01Z Sams
Hypertalk and Hypertext: Programming the Interface Graphic in the Macintosh and Windows 3....... Stanley, A E 1992 Newtech (GB)
Hypertalk For Educators: Introduction To Programming Sharon Yoder 1992 Intl Society For Technology In Educ
Hypertalk Programming/covers Hypercard Version 1.2 (hayden Macintosh Library Books) Dan Shafer 1988 Sams

Publications about HyperTalk from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
HyperTalk as an overture to CS1 Elizabeth E. Katz and H. Porter 1991 35 0
befunge.html · hypertalk.html · diagram.html

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