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HyperTalk is a programming language created in 1987 by Dan Winkler.

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HyperTalk is a high-level, procedural programming language created in 1987 by Dan Winkler and used in conjunction with Apple Computer's HyperCard hypermedia program by Bill Atkinson. The main target audience of HyperTalk was beginning programmers, hence HyperTalk programmers were usually called authors, and the process of writing programs was called "scripting". HyperTalk scripts are fairly similar to written English, and use a logic structure similar to that of the Pascal programming language. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from hello-world:
put "Hello World"
Example from Wikipedia:
on mouseUp select the clickLine put word 2 of the clickLine into linenum do line linenum of cd fld 1 end mouseUp

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging put

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