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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Strange that nobody mentioned RMS
by vlad on Tue 11th Mar 2003 16:44 UTC

I'm really surprised to see Clif Flint here - and I want to thank you for your book. That was really good book.
Welch's bokk turned me on to Tcl/Tk, but your book was more helpful in later work - especially in writing extensions.

Stallman did a horrible thing to Tcl/Tk - he didn't like the license (not GNU) and he didn't liked the language itself - he preferred Lisp (duh!). He combined both opinions together (was it on slashdot ?) and given his visibility many people on Internet were turned off from Tcl.
Their loss, IMO.