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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I agree about dp. Although I used it only to get Ruby and subversion onto my iBook.

    As for Tcl...so? Tcl is a nice little language. Has its quirks but so does Perl. They are even adding OO to the core in the next release. I use it for small gui utilities myself. Tcl has come a long way, just as Perl has.


    • As for Tcl...so? Tcl is a nice little language. Has its quirks but so does Perl. They are even adding OO to the core in the next release. I use it for small gui utilities myself. Tcl has come a long way, just as Perl has.


      Specificly to do with TCL, me and ports...

      I know Perl. I don't know TCL. I can (and have) patched fink. I can't patch port (and it needs patching) without a lot of work. This is highly inconvenient to me and effects my choice.

      Also port == 2500 line TCL script. fink == modularized system with tests.

      You'll note there's nothing GUI about port.

      And TCL in general (in my highly biased and largely uninformed opinion)...

      Exhibit Q, the Tcl/Tk docs. They stink. http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.4/ [www.tcl.tk]

      TCL seems like its going through a similar transition Perl went moving from 4 to 5. Why do I want to step backwards 10 years?

      Finally there's simply the personal horror done upon my person by the crazed demon that is Storyserver which was using TCL 7 last I had to touch it back in 1998. And I've never wished to look at TCL since.