John Gruber (of Daring Fireball) writing in Macworld: The unlikely persistence of AppleScript Good read! Gruber ends with this paragraph:
Thanks for that Adam.
He has put words to exactly how I feel about Applescript. It certainly is a love hate relationship.
Even when I try to put it down for new toys, I find I cannot do fully what I need to do without turning back to it for long. :rolleyes:
I guess I sit on Grubers bike…
I have come to appreciate AppleScript.
It lets me use all the Unix Tools, keeping up with the tool-oriented philosophy of the early unix, and use that power together with the power of being able to tap into the apps I have. I don’t have apps that aren’t scriptable.
At the same time, AppleScript is object oriented, which lets me generalize scripts, and encapsulate stages in processes, reusing the with different apps.
It is great to have it like this, but then again, if it wasn’t for AppleScript, I would never have bought a Mac to begin with.