Tcl (was Re: [oclug] UNIX philosophy (was Re: vim rulez...))
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Thu Apr 19 09:30:36 EDT 2001
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 06:10:41AM -0700, Francis Pinteric wrote:
> Tcl's philosphy is much like C, in that it provides basic constructs
> and the rest are built with libaries. It is not an "everything
> including the kitchen sink" language like some. There are many widget
> libraries and a good starting point might be the book "Tcl/Tk
> Toolkit." It's rather old now, but still relevent. You might also try
> http://titania.crd.ge.com/tcl/homepage.html as a start.
That _does_ make it attractive. Perl's good for just getting my job done,
but sometimes when I want to port said job, and I have to get the guy at the
other end to install 10 modules... jury's still out on that one for me.
One thing I heard that sounded cool was that Tk apps could talk to each
other with some network protocol ala RMI. Is this true? A friend tells me that
he has several Expectk apps that talk to each other seamlessly on our network.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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