I'm currently reading the excellent book Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages (O'REILLY).
In chapter 16 they interview John Warnock and Charles Geschke of Postscript, and following is an excerpt of the interview that I found particularly interesting:
John: No, it’s not. I do that all the time and it’s not for the faint of heart, especially since the character sets are different and almost everything is different about the two environments.
You’re just translating back and forth between object models.
What I find interesting are three things:
Am I the only one surprised here? Or this all common knowledge that I just bumped into?
Waiting to hear from you,
[Asking the correct forum helps... Moved from non-technical Forum Lounge to specific Program forum... Mod]
To whichever moderator that moved this post from The Lounge to Bridge General Discussion:
It seems like you really did not read the post and jumped to conclusions about the post's content. First of all, this is not a 'question' in the formal sense. I'm not looking for any help whatsoever. I just wanted to start a informal discussion about the nature of scripting in Adobe programs and as aside, about Bridge. This really does not belong in the Bridge forums, rather in The Lounge. Please reconsider your decision (after reading the post, of course...)
Interesting article. I didn't move it to the Bridge forum, but if you really want it in the lounge, I'll move it back there, although the Bridge forum does seem like a good place for it.
Thanks! The reason I don't want it in the Bridge forums is because I want it to have a different kind of 'exposure'.
That's fine. There are a lot of people who accidentally post their questions in the Lounge, so I'm sure it was a simple mistake by whomever moved it.
First of all let me state that I'm not a programmer at all. But my brother was and we'd talk about programming whenever I had a specific question about something that puzzled me about why or how a program did this or that. He'd patiently answer me in as simple an explanation that he figured I'd understand. He once passed me a copy of VB6 as I'd shown interest in that direction but told me to stick to art and graphics as that was my strong point. True to his word, Visual Basic was a little over-whelming for me. I don't care how many "Programming for Dummies" or "Learn Programming in 24 hrs" books you read you have to have collaboration with others that are at your level or above to get a firm foundation on coding.