[racket] Scripting on the Mac

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Wed Sep 22 03:10:13 EDT 2010

Several years ago (in other words, I don't remember exactly what I was doing), I used PLT's 'process' and 'system' commands to access the Open Scripting Architecture essentially from the command line. It was slightly tricky to get the responses back into Scheme, but I do remember that the amount of code development was almost nothing. It was fun, too. DrScheme's timing was good enough that I had the voice software 'singing' stuff like Row Row Row your boat 'in a round', simply by using classic Scheme primitives and threaded process (or system) calls.

I never pursued an OSAX solution due to the success of the above (I was doing it for more important reasons than the fun), and now I don't do stuff like that at all.


On Sep 21, 2010, at 4:49 PM, Michael Smith wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a Mac user and have just started to learn Scheme. Many apps on the Mac are scriptable via Applescript. Is there any Scheme way to leverage this capability, like an Applescript bridge?
> Thanks,
> Mike
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