"Tcl's most important role on the Web is in server-side
generation of dynamic content. This is roughly the job Perl and
Active Server Pages (ASP) tend to dominate."
"Tcl has approximately the same technical capability as other
While several myths such as 'Only Perl can do CGI' (Common Gateway
Interface) or 'PHP is Apache's scripting language' are still widely
believed and still circulated among coders everwhere, they are
false. Tcl is equally suitable...."
"How does a development team choose one language for CGI over
another? Most choice factors are non-technical. For example, many
organizations may simply have policies that mandate Java, while
sometimes a local college provides a ready source of training in a
particular language. There was a time when Perl was considerably
faster than Tcl for certain operations, but this is no longer the
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