New Open Scripting Architecture

Tuesday October 16th, 2001

Greg Kolanek writes: "An Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) JavaScript component for Mac OS has been released. This component is based on Mozilla's JavaScript 1.5 engine. OSA components implement system-level scripting language support on Mac OS.

#1 JScript

by ERICmurphy

Tuesday October 16th, 2001 1:02 PM

This seems very similar to using JScript in Windows Scripting Host. JScript is basically JavaScript with MS extensions. Yet, VBScript is the more popular counterpart to JScript, much like Applescript is on the Mac.

#2 Other OSA Components

by gregk

Wednesday October 24th, 2001 6:39 PM

Yes, that sounds similar. Other OSA components are available, as well, such as Perl and Tcl. See <>.

So, yes, you too can script your Mac in Perl. X-P