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Linux.com: Tk: The Forgotten Language

Dec 26, 2000, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Stone)

"GTK and Qt are not really options for me. My knowledge of C and C++ is limited, and I aim to keep it that way. Perl is servicable enough, but lacks natural integration with a graphical environment. And although I hear good things about Python, I'm afraid all those whitespace rules would drive me crazy."

"So forget all these new-fangled languages and toolkits. The application I've written could have been written in 1994 using the now venerable but perfectly serviecable Tcl/Tk. Tk may not be the trendiest graphical toolkit around, but it is sturdy, simple, and gets the job done."

"Tcl (Tool Command Language) and its associated graphical extension, Tk (Tool Kit), were created by then Berkeley professor John Ousterhout. Ousterhout was subsequently hired by Sun to work exclusively on Tcl/Tk development and in 1998 left Sun to start his own company, Scriptics (now part of Interwoven), dedicated to Tcl/Tk development, and providing value-added services on top of this Open Source language."

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