What is The Difference Between HyperTalk And Smalltalk, Programming Languages
HyperTalk is a Procedural Programming Language, while Smalltalk is a Compiled Programming Language
What are Procedural Programming Languages
Procedural (imperative) programming implies specifying the steps that the programs should take to reach to an intended state. A procedure is a group of statements that can be referenced through a procedure call. Procedures help in the reuse of code. Procedural programming makes the programs structured and easily traceable for program flow.
What are Compiled Programming Languages
A compiled language is a programming language whose implementations are typically compilers (translators that generate machine code from source code), and not interpreters (step-by-step executors of source code, where no pre-runtime translation takes place). (Wikipedia)
While HyperTalk is a Procedural Programming Language, and Smalltalk is a Compiled Programming Language
Let us now look at the difference between the two:
What is HyperTalk Programming Language – A brief synopsis
It is a high-level programming language that was intended to be used by programmers at the beginner’s level. The programmers of this computer language were known as authors and the act of writing programs was called scripting. HyperTalk was designed by Dan Winker in 1987. Structurally, it resembles Pascal.
What is Smalltalk Programming Language – A brief synopsis
It is a reflective, object-oriented programming language that supports dynamic typing. Alan Kay, Adele Goldberg, Dan Ingalls, Scott Wallace, Ted Kaehler and their associates at Xerox PARC developed Smalltalk. They designed it for educational use and it soon became popular. VisualWorks is a prominent implementation of Smalltalk. Squeak is a programming language that is in the form of an implementation of Smalltalk. Scratch is a visual programming language based on Squeak.