John Ousterhout wrote:
> 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.
John you overplay your hand. Almost no-one has suggested that there is
no merit in Tcl. What they have suggested is that some of the merits
*you are claiming* are not true. That is a very different claim.
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?
On the streets tonight
The innocent are dying
And the world's not right
So many millions dying