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Subject:   What I hate about Tcl
Date:   2003-05-14 05:34:17
From:   anonymous2
Response to: What I hate about Tcl

I love tcl and I learned it:
run everywhere: M$-Unix-Apple
c syntax: coming from c it was easy
list+ associated array: so powerfull
extension+package: so easy to do
glue: need a gui: use tk and bind the logic with your favorite language

need more :)

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  • What I hate about Tcl
    2003-05-14 07:04:45  anonymous2 [View]

    If you think Tcl's list and associated array are so powerful, you need to try a real scripting language like Ruby, Perl, or Python. Each of your points are also true for each of them.

    Tcl survives for three reasons: Tk (still one of the most portable and ubiquitous GUIs), commercial CAD tools, and easy embedding.

    The language itself is truly terrible. I cringe every time I have to touch it.