In article <5ihaol$n3g@Masala.CC.UH.EDU>,
firstname.lastname@example.org <cosc19z5@Bayou.UH.EDU> wrote:
>John Ousterhout (email@example.com) wrote:
>: In article <334B68EC.3F66@maths.anu.edu.au>, Graham Matthews
>As for Tcl, it's there for one reason and one reason only -- strong
>corporate backing. We've got a powerful company that wants to
>make a quick buck and therefore is using its clout to force
>Tcl down our throats. This is the same tactic used by charlatans
>like Micro$oft. Indeed that's the only possible explanation
>as to why a glorified text preprocessor would even get a second
>look -- that and the fact that it is riding on the coattails
The beginning of your story was pretty good, but you have run into
some serious plot problems right here.
I am an independent developer (so I was correctly free to choose
any language that I wished). I choose Tcl simply because at that time
it was the only thing that interefaced to TK. At that point in time,
Sun wasn't in the picture. I still use it, because it still has the
most extensive support (interfaces to largest number of extensions,
earliest support for new features) for TK than any other language.
Strong corporate backing is irrelevant!! Except if you believe in
large conspiracy theories than it is a necessity.