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what's IMPOSSIBLE with AHK?


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heresy
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i know there's many threads asking 'what's possible with ahk'
but it's a bit different question :)

i've been want to learn programming language to make my own apps.
after examine programming languages
i realize that writing apps requires too much time and effort
so i thought it's worthless unless i'm gonna sell apps

few months ago, i found Python script language which fit my needs
Easy, Quick, Powerful,
but i found AutoHotKey while thinking of learning Python.
it was totally awesome.
More Easy, More Quick than Python
i never imagine that making apps can be done in this shortest time and less effort

and now i'm curious that what's the limitation of AutoHotKey?
what's impossible? especially comparing to Python
maybe online messenger like icq? i don't know.
i don't want to make games.
so i don't care even ahk can't use DirectX
my only interest is making apps

tell me your experience that you met the limitation of AutoHotKey
what was impossible?

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Not that much... its just a metter of sophistication.
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Probably the only limit is performance. It is probably impossible to write a modern game in AHK that will run smooth on current machines.

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few months ago, i found Python script language which fit my needs
Easy, Quick, Powerful,
but i found AutoHotKey while thinking of learning Python.

You could learn both.

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There's a whole list of them.


Lets see whats impossible... World domination (Atleast I think so :shock: )

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There's a whole list of them.


Lets see whats impossible... World domination (Atleast I think so :shock: )

It's only limited by programmer's skills not the language ;)

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Do you mean the list or world domination :p

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I don't think AHK can be used to peel potatos and make smoothies.

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unfortunately i met the limitation of AHK
unicode :(
can't display unicode texts properly in gui
which means AHK can't interlock with zillions of web pages in unicode
i know it's known problem and unpromised future feature
well but i still like AHK :)

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I don't think AHK can be used to peel potatos and make smoothies.

:shock: Damn! *looking to find the AutoIt URL* :lol:

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multithreading!

I feel like a n00b not being able to multithread in ahk...

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Multi-threading would be pretty awesome. I'm not fond of using infinite loops to monitor state changes, but I'm even less fond of using timer objects for the same thing.

If it were possible to create infinite loops with a so-called "Do Events" command, I'd be happy.
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unfortunately i met the limitation of AHK
unicode :(
can't display unicode texts properly in gui
which means AHK can't interlock with zillions of web pages in unicode
i know it's known problem and unpromised future feature
well but i still like AHK :)


multithreading!

I feel like a n00b not being able to multithread in ahk...


None of these is impossible. They just have no internal support. It is possible to parse unicode strings as binary data. It is possible to implement your own threading mechanism.

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Like m^2 said, it is not impossible. The question here is, if it is possible in any way, not at good performance. Performance is not asked here.

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Well... blowing stuff up is impossible in ahk :p (Computers not included :lol: )