In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> So the bottom line is that Ousterhout seems to have bailed, and
>other Tcl fans don't seem to be defending Tcl against several serious
>technical criticisms. Is that because they don't have good answers
>(except for market-share arguments), or just that they lost interest
>in the flamewar?
I gave up fighting "my language is better than your language" junta years ago.
they *are* religious wars and *cannot* be resolved. why can't we just let
people use what language they like and stop the fucking quabbling!?! i'm sick
to bloody death of this bollocks. i've used around twenty languages; tcl is
nice for some things (it was the first X program i had; it's been very nice
in DB-HTML-WWW interfacing), awful for others (i wouldn't try writing yacc or
other symbol-heavy stuff in it; but then i wouldn't write them in C either).
right now i like it because it's a vast improvement over opther UNIX scripting
languages (lists that work (nest, can have arbitrary strings), globbing
that works (doesn't blast any little string that comes along with a * in
it), arrays that work, procedures that work, commands that nest (do 'this 'do
that''? right)...), i can run my email program on both my Unix and Windows
machines, i can glue things into it on UNIX (Windows doesn't have anything
worth glueing in), i can read it (i've passed the point of being able to keep
straight all the little squiggly characters so beloved in the Temples of C++
i don't do everything in it, but i'm alwful gald it exists. now shut UP and
leave me BE.