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    A Programing question...
    First of all:
    >I am not asking for "the best language debate"
    please keep it out of this thread

    I am looking for suggestions, I don't want to learn a fully functional programing language as, well there will always be someone out there with more knowledge about their particular language and I have come to grips with that. I am used to Autoit, a very simplistic Windows only language.

    I prefer a single file program, I am used to the standard format of setting up:
    Variables
    GUI
    and then the actuall program.

    I do like the idea of being able to enter data like its coming fromt he user,

    Auto it has the ability to enter direct input, such as:
    Type: "Whatever the user would type as an exact match CaSeSeNsAtIvE" (Format for Text)
    or
    MouseClick: "Left (X coordinates, Y coordinates)"

    To be perfectly honest thoes were my 2 favorite comands, and I miss them very much... any sugestions of similiar languages for MAC OS X?

    Thank you,
    Jake

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    Applescript ?

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    Are you looking for GUI programming or Terminal.app programming?

    For either, C works really well, although the GUI part gets a bit messy - you need to get a GUI toolkit of some sort. But C certainly can be laid out as you show. Also, I specifically say "C" vs. "C++" because C is smaller, easier to learn and when you are ready, you can expand up to C++, but you don't have to start with that complexity.

    For a higher level approach, consider Cocoa, Apple's high level language. Here is a URL that has some introductory material.

    http://osxdaily.com/2007/02/17/learn...t-for-newbies/

    I have always planned to dig in and learn this myself, but have never had the time.
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    Thank you mac57, I have been looking at cocoa and after playing around making a few scripts it seems like a simple language made complicated by file refrences and such, I'll take a look at c then... any good sites for c I should take a look at?

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    C or C++ are good languages to learn.

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    For C, the essential reference is the original "The C Programming Language" by K&R. It is a classic and still selling well in bookstores today. Many, many years ago I taught myself C using this very book and I still reference it to this day whenever I write a little code (among many other things, in my spare time I am an open source software author).
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