tap.applescript setting global


    Oct 12 2009 | 10:52 am
    Hi I am using tap.applescript to control the apple chess application. I have a simple problem i think.
    when i set the global in my script using
    script set mv1 to "white pawn, e2"
    nothing happens anymore, something is happening inside the applescript object?
    It seems quite a simple thing no?
    Can i run such a script with the shell object?
    global k
    global mv1
    global mv2
    set mv1 to "white pawn, e2"
    set mv2 to "e4"
    set k to 0
    tell application "Chess" to activate
    tell application "System Events" to tell process "Chess"
    keystroke "l" using {command down}
    keystroke "n" using {command down}
    click button "Start" of sheet 1 of window 1
    set theNameOfLogW to name of window 1
    set theNameofGameW to name of window 2
    click last menu item of menu 1 of menu bar item 5 of menu bar 1
    delay 1
    click button mv1 of group 1 of window 1
    click button mv2 of group 1 of window 1
    end tell
    on whiteMove(a, b)
    tell application "System Events" to tell process "Chess"
    tell group 1 of window 1
    set k to k + 1
    click button a
    click button b
    end tell
    tell table 1 of scroll area 1 of window 2
    repeat until row k exists
    end repeat
    repeat while value of text field 3 of row k is ""
    end repeat
    (*return value of text field 3 of row k*)
    end tell
    end tell
    end whiteMove

    • Oct 12 2009 | 1:19 pm
      div wrote on Mon, 12 October 2009 12:52Can i run such a script with the shell object?
      You can use osascript.
      Type man osascript in a Terminal to learn how to use this command.
      p
    • Oct 13 2009 | 5:50 am
      div wrote on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:52Can i run such a script with the shell object?
      If the shell object still works for you then: yes!
      Quote:on whiteMove(a, b)
      end whiteMove
      For this, prefer 'load' or 'run' an external script.
      Some older topics about AppleScript:
      etc.
    • Oct 13 2009 | 5:02 pm
      Great, the shell works on my machine!
      Is there any reason why it shouldn't? It is obsolete? any other object i could use to do such things?
      Best,
      Tim
    • Oct 14 2009 | 12:30 am
      div wrote on Tue, 13 October 2009 19:02Great, the shell works on my machine!
      Is there any reason why it shouldn't? It is obsolete? any other object i could use to do such things?
      Hi Tim,
      shell is not obsolete and works fine for me too.
      If you need it, that's the right choice!
      Philippe