In article <5ihaol$n3g@Masala.CC.UH.EDU>, cosc19z5@Bayou.UH.EDU
|> As for Tcl, it's there for one reason and one reason only -- strong
|> corporate backing. We've got a powerful company that wants to
|> make a quick buck and therefore is using its clout to force
|> Tcl down our throats. This is the same tactic used by charlatans
|> like Micro$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
|> of Tk.
Sorry for taking so long to respond to this comment, but I couldn't stop
laughing long enough to compose a response. I wish your accusation were
true, but I'm afraid you are a bit out of touch. Apparently you haven't
heard of a language called Java, which is the main thing Sun is pushing
these days? We're a small player in comparison. Also, how do you explain
the 100,000 or so people who learned Tcl while I was still a lowly
professor at Berkeley? Was that just a powerful university trying to
make a quick buck and using its clout to force Tcl down people's throats?
OK, enough is enough. I can see that I'm not going to be able to fool you
guys. I confess everything. You're right. It all *was* an evil
conspiracy. There really isn't a shred of merit in Tcl, or C++, or Perl,
or C; there is not a single reason on earth why anyone should use any of
these languages for any programming task. Scheme truly is the perfect
language that solves every problem and combines the virtues of every
other language. For years we've been plotting to trick programmers into
using bad languages. Yes, I mean "we". Many many people have participated
in this sinister plot, including Larry Wall, Dennis Ritchie, Bill Gates,
the Bureau of ATF, most of the LAPD, and Mark Fuhrman (sorry you guys, but
the truth has overwhelmed me so I've been forced to expose you). I feel
just terrible at how I have set the programming world back, and I promise
to be a good boy from now on.
Now that that's over with, you can all get back to work now.