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App::Addex::AddressBook::AppleScript - Mac::Glue-less Addex adapter for Apple Address Book and Addex


version 0.009


This module implements the App::Addex::AddressBook interface for Mac OS X's Address Book application, using a horrible hack to get entries from the address book.

A much cleaner interface would be to use App::Addex::AddressBook::Apple, which uses Mac::Glue to access the address book. Unfortunately, Mac::Glue does not work in many recent builds of Perl, and will cease to work as the Carbon API is killed off.

The AppleScript adapter builds an AppleScript program that prints out a dump of relevant address book entries, then runs it, then parses its output. The format of the intermediate form may change for all kinds of crazy reasons.


This module has the same support period as perl itself: it supports the two most recent versions of perl. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Ricardo Signes <>


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Ricardo Signes.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.