I don't get it. I had to learn tcl when I joined my company 2 years ago
and I haven't found it necessary to write code in any other language
since then. I have completed very large and complex projects in the time
it would take me to come up with the C data structures.
Among other things, I've written
- A complete inference algorithm for first order logic in 3 hours using
150 lines of code
- A completely generic data collection mechanism that handles 3000
connections every 10 minutes.
- A script that can complete configurable telnet sessions to 4000 hosts in
20-30 minutes (GO fileevent!). Oh, and by the way, you can run it in
interactive mode and it handles the login/password for you (GO expect!).
I can go on and on, but the point is that I LOVE tcl. I have come to
the conclusion that you just need to be careful with your memory
allocations when you write daemons and make sure that your cpu can cope
with the load.
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Eddie Corns wrote:
> Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 17:03:29 +0100
> From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> References: <200002011549.PAA12681@holyrood.ed.ac.uk>
> >>>>> Eddie Corns writes:
> Eddie> And here's me about to abandon it because I hate TCL to bits.
> Nice that you are still here on this list. ;-)
> Much as I dislike TCL, I like the way Scotty itself works. The whole idea is
> sound but I don't think TCL hacks it for writing largish scripts (and I don't
> want to go back to C - ugh!). But I don't see anything else which is on a par
> with Scotty.
> I just won't use TCL for any more large projects. Actually, I knew that
> before but had no idea my current project (storing polled MIB variables in a
> MySQL database) would be so large. I anticipated maybe 2 or 3 weeks but its
> been nearly 3 months now and nowhere near what I was hoping to do with it.
> I'm not blaming it all on TCL, I'm way out of practice of writing anything
> longer than a page of code and my current reading material is a very good book
> called "The promise of Sleep (Dement)" which will hopefully improve my
> productivity :) So this is just a personal thing, I know some people like
> I'm quite keen to get to grips with guile for myself so I'll probably be
> looking for a way to cross call TCL from guile (no problem I've got 256 Mb of
> memory, I can run both interpreters!).
> I suppose the point of this message is to wonder if anyone else has thought
> about using Scotty from something other than TCL.
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