Re: [nbos] Astro-sythesis Plugins
"David Loman"
Sun Mar 16th, 2008
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Shain Edge <> wrote:

> Please forgive me of my ignorance. Nothing in the directions actually
> shows on
> how I would connect a program or script to the API.

Scripts are executed from an in application menu.

You need to describe what you mean by 'connecting a program to the API'.

> Is it only for a certain programming language type?

Yes, VBScript.

> Can I use a scripting language like Perl, which I am far more able to get
> around in then anything
> else?

Only if you write VBScript based Perl interpreter and expose every last
neuance of the AlienAPI... which, from what I remember, is not 100%
documented yet! In short, no, VBScript is it.

> Is there a way that I can pass values though the standard i/o interface?

Yes, Stdout, stderr and stdin all work:

Set stdout = fso.GetStandardStream (1)
Set stderr = fso.GetStandardStream (2)

stdout.WriteLine "Hello, VBScript."
stderr.WriteLine "I could write an error here."

Although, like all things windows, stdin, stdout, stderr are can only
input/output from a file or a console.

> Is there a forum or site that shows information of plug-ins, and/r the
> cource
> code for them?


-Dave Loman

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