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- Subject: Re: Tweets from a Lua vs. Tcl "Debate"
- From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:39:42 -0800
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Coda Highland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> Don't forget gitk and its ilk. I wouldn't be surprised if gitk is one
> of the most commonly used Tk programs still out there.
> /s/ Adam
The ActivePerl Perl Package Manager GUI was written in Perl/Tk and it
looks *spectacular* in comparison to most of the Tk GUIs I've seen. I
don't know what they did to achieve that - I haven't dug into the
source - but at least it's proof that a Tk GUI doesn't *have* to look
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