Linux.com: Tk: The Forgotten Language
Dec 26, 2000, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."