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Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Glossary

absolute path

A path specification in which the complete path to a file or folder, including the drive letter and any folders, is included in the path between the drive specification and the target file or folder.

accelerator key

A key that can be used to activate a menu or menu item when pressed in conjunction with another key, such as Alt.

AppleScript

A scripting programming language run on Mac OS X.

applets

Java programs embedded inside web pages that are loaded and executed by a web browser.

application window

A window that can contain interface controls and which supports optional features such as resizing and menus.

argument

A value, literal, or variable which is passed to a subroutine or function for processing.

array

An index list of values ...

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