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Is there a way to monitor input and ouput code, attached to actions?

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Anytime you do anything on your computer, code is input and output. Is there a way to monitor this activity, and to view the underlying code? Like, as I type the letter "A", the computer is receiving information about the formatting, font, character, character library (i.e. ASCII), opcode, etc. - is there a way to watch this happen, to learn by example, and to reapply code in terminal applications, etc?

 

Thank you.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)

    I think the answer is "no", but why don't you explain more about what your end purpose is and perhaps someone would have a suggestion.

     

    If you are trying to learn how to develop apps for OS X, you should go to

     

    https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/index.action

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)

    Thanks for the explanation!  I still think the best way for you to take your project further would be for you to learn how to create working computer programs, so you can see how in practice the various layers of interaction are constructed.

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