>=>> I would like you ask you a question. You claim that the "everything is a
>=>> string" approach is the be-all-and-end-all, the way to go, etc, etc. Why
>=>> then has Tcl8.0 moved away from this philosophy?
>=>Semantically it hasn't. It just now has a rather neat behind-the-scenes
>=>way of caching the results of converting the value from a string into
>=>something else (like a list or number) in case it gets used like that
>=>again. You never see this though
> I should point out that this is quite consistent with Ousterhout's
>insistence that in operating systems everything is a file, as is
>traditional in Unix. I was at SOSP 13, and he seemed rather stuck on
>calling every possible OS interface a file (slight hyperbole), even if
>it was useful to view it from another direction.
Plan 9 (of beloved memory ) did pretty much the same thing.
"Hab nun, ach. Philosphie, Juristerei, Medizin,
und leider auch Theology durchaus studiert, mit
heissem Bemuehn. Da steh ich nun, Ich armer Tor,
und bin so klug als wie zuvor. "