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- Subject: Re: Tweets from a Lua vs. Tcl "Debate"
- From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:20:09 -0800
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:59:59AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
>> People still use tcl?!
>> [granted I last used it circa 1993, but it was a very painful
> It's still very popular in some EDA tools, alas.
There are a lot of "legacy" Tk "applications" - they were coded when
Tk was the fastest way to make a usable and portable GUI and never
re-coded. The R language CRAN repository picker when you install a
package is an example. There's a fair amount of embedded Perl that
serves the same sort of function.
Do people write much *new* code in (ba)(tc)(k)sh, Tcl/Tk or Perl? I
/ CoffeeScript / Node.js or Python or Ruby/Rails. And, in my case, R.
I still write a fair amount of bash code even though every platform I
deal with has Perl and Python, mostly because I think Perl and Python
are overkill for running a wget/tar/configure/make/make install
sequence. If I had to do something with actual logic I'd probably
switch to Perl. ;-)
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