Linked by David Welton on Mon 10th Mar 2003 21:42 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The Tcl programming language has been immensely successful in its almost 15 years of existence. Tcl, stands for 'Tool Command Language' and is pronounced 'tickle' by those in the know. It's probably most famous for the Tk graphical toolkit, which has for years set the standard for rapid, scriptable, cross-platform GUI development, but the language is used throughout a staggering variety of applications, from the open source web server that runs AOL's web site, to code for network testing, to code to run oil rigs.
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Re: Some thoughts on TCL
by Donal K. Fellows on Tue 11th Mar 2003 11:30 UTC

Anton: if you have any questions about speeding up Tcl, don't hesitate to email me if you don't want to ask somewhere like comp.lang.tcl. There's also a page about getting more performance out of Tcl on the Wiki (see URL in Larry's message.)

On the specific point of documentation, you should trust me in that in any language you need to take time to document what you do. It doesn't make much odds what language you use, as that program is going to be deeply mysterious in 6 months anyway. Often sooner than that...