Are Applescripts Backwards Compatible?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MiOdd, May 26, 2010.

  1. MiOdd macrumors newbie


    Feb 16, 2010
    Hi, let me start by saying I am not a programmer but I have some knowledge in the field and I recently bought a Mac so I'm totally unfamiliar with older systems.

    Anyways, I have dabbled with AppleScript and was able to modify some existing code to create my own sorting method. Now, this works just fine on my machine but a friend of mine would like to use my script and it doesn't work for him. I created the script using the latest version of Snow Leopard but he is still running an older Mac with Tiger. If I create a script using Snow Leopard will it ever work on Tiger? Are there any significant changes made to the script editor or the way each OS compile things that I should be aware of?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I think that the compiler is backwards compatible, but the scriptable properties of the built-in apps, and even the OS can certainly change between versions...

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