SunWorld: Scripting languages in the marketplace

“Tcl and other communities host annual conferences.”

“Last month’s PHP, Python, and Tcl conferences each
indicated a shift in the balance of the scripting world
technical to organizational developments. Commercial interest in
scripting languages has grown considerably this winter…”

“Scripting languages have gone commercial, and perhaps none has
seen such a marked change as PHP, which released its beta 4 version
at the end of February. PHP beta 4 includes built-in Extensible
Markup Language (XML) support, and, upon final release, will
include ticks, which are free-running watchdogs and
exception-handlers. Perhaps the most interesting thing to note,
however, is that PHP has become popular enough to warrant its own