Applescript is an actively used programming language created in 1993. AppleScript is a scripting language created by Apple Inc. and built into the Classic Mac OS since System 7 and into all versions of macOS. The term "AppleScript" may refer to the scripting system itself, to an individual script written in the AppleScript language, or to the language itself.. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

-- "Hello World" in AppleScript:

display dialog "Hello World"

Example code from Linguist:

Get User Name

This script uses UI element scripting to get the name for the
current user.

If "Enable access for assistive devices" is not checked,
this script will open the Universal Access System Preference and ask
the user to check the checkbox.

Copyright 2007 Apple Inc.

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tell application "System Preferences"
	set current pane to pane ""
end tell

tell application "System Events"
	if UI elements enabled then
		tell tab group 1 of window "Accounts" of process "System Preferences"
			click radio button 1
			delay 2
			get value of text field 1
		end tell
		tell application "System Preferences"
			set current pane to pane ""
			display dialog "UI element scripting is not enabled. Check \"Enable access for assistive devices\""
		end tell
	end if
end tell

Example code from Wikipedia:

tell application "Finder"
	set anyNumber to my (random number from 5 to 50)
end tell

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