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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Clean and perfect
by Kris Lawson on Tue 11th Mar 2003 15:53 UTC

Just have to mirror what Jeff said as I was just thinking the same the other day: if I had to design a language today from scratch, without any knowledge of Tcl, it would probably turn into Tcl in the end. Tcl just fits my style of thinking perfectly: it is syntactically uniform, yet doesn't force you into any particular paradigm or mold. Tcl cannot get old with time, as one can always write new language ideas as extensions to the language. So, in short, ultimate power and yet pure simplicity. Not many other languages can match that.