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The scriptability of Omni apps is excellent, and I find that it makes them really invaluable.

Even excellence benefits from a challenge, of course, and in honour of the ancient tradition of Perl golf I have just taken a round of some of the Omni Apps, in search of the shortest applescript program that can solve a particular problem.

The obvious starting problem is simply a test of robustness - what is the smallest number of characters that can be used in Applescript to crash the application ?

At the moment OO3 (my favourite application, as it happens) is leading the field with just 84 characters:

Code:
tell application id "OOut" to tell row 1 of document 1 to move it to end of children
OmniFocus comes in next at 92:

Code:
tell application id "OFOC" to tell flattened task 1 of document 1 to move it to end of tasks
OmniPlan is a harder challenge - the following code does not crash the application, but does seem to unexpectedly eliminate a task.

Code:
tell application id "OPla" to tell task 1 of document 1 to move it to end of tasks
OmniGraffle Professional 5 comes in last in the race to crash, and, perhaps most robustly and impressively of all, actually generates an error message OmniGraffle Professional 5 got an error: AppleEvent handler failed. in response to the following:

Code:
tell application id "OGfl" to tell incoming line 1 of shape 1 of canvas 1 of document 1 to move it to end of incoming lines
(All of the above assume that there is a document containing at least one row task or shape, and the OG code assumes that Shape 1 has an incoming line).

(Disclaimer - I do not advise the testing of any of these code snippets - they may cause loss of data).

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Last edited by RobTrew; 2011-03-30 at 12:25 PM..
 
Nice work. Misbehaviors all reproduced and written up. Thanks!
 
 


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