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renerelire

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Posted - 06/21/2016 :  12:33:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone ! I'm new here and I just discovered this software witch I like very much. This is going to change and improve my efficiency at the computer. I would have liked to know this program a long time ago.

I'd like tu invest some time in understanding it better and learn some scripting. While my English is very poor I might ask questions that may seems obvious to other. I did a long time ago few HTML and PHP on my computer.

My questions:
Is the programming language is Lua, luascript, actions script?
What and where should I learn about this programming language?
Is there a software I could use to help me to program and test my scripts for after copying them in StrokesPlus? Like a software who makes suggestions when you start typing and that contains some already done code that I could insert in my coding. In PHP, I had to install a software like eazyphp and work my code in an editor.

Have a good day!

Rob

USA
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Posted - 06/21/2016 :  18:10:36  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The programming language is Lua, though the action functions which begin with "ac" (for example, acSendKeys) are functions that I've written inside S+ and expose to the Lua engine. So, you won't find any references to those functions anywhere outside of StrokesPlus.

There are a lot of ways you can learn and practice Lua, though I must say that I haven't personally used any. Start here: http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaIntegratedDevelopmentEnvironments

There's also an online Lua tutorial and environment here, along with a good amount of topics relating to learning Lua: http://www.tutorialspoint.com/lua/lua_environment.htm

Note that the new version of S+ I'm working on will use JavaScript instead of Lua, but learning any kind of programming in any language easily translates to other languages, it's mostly just different syntax!
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renerelire

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Posted - 06/21/2016 :  21:40:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for you answer. I understand now why some S+ codes didn't work on one Lua testing web site. I will start by reading the StrokesPlus Overview and Help and the General Action Scripts forum sections and so on.

Once again, I appreciate so much your software...
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