Tcl (was Re: [oclug] UNIX philosophy (was Re: vim rulez...))
msoulier at storm.ca
Fri Apr 20 12:35:12 EDT 2001
On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Jonathan Earle wrote:
> I've got Practical Programming in Tcl/Tk. Good book. Only comment I'd make
> though, is that arrays are pretty basic constructs... it doesn't seem to
> make much sense to not build that in when nearly any other "useful" language
> also has them - Pascal, C/C++ to name a few. Even BASIC has arrays.
It seems to me that while Python and Perl have arrays and hashes,
Tcl has lists and associative arrays. They're the same thing really. Lists
provide speed for access, while associative arrays provide flexibility.
"To listen to the words of the learned, and to instill into others the
lessons of science, is better than religious exercises."
-- Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
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