Chapter 2. Programming with REALbasic

REALBASIC IS A LINE-ORIENTED, STATICALLY TYPED, object-oriented, and event-driven programming language with single inheritance. Whew. That just about sums it up. If you know what this chapter’s first sentence means, then much of this chapter will be a review of familiar concepts. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read on.

If you are new to programming in general, or to object-oriented programming in particular, you should read this entire chapter. It will introduce you to the basic concepts and terminology you need to know to make sense of the rest of the book. In addition to those introductory concepts, this section covers REALbasic’s intrinsic data types, built-in functions, and the steps required ...

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