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Tcl me pink…

June 15, 2007

I’ve been relearning Tcl for the past couple of days.  I forgot just how beautiful this simple language is.  It has arguably the simplest syntax of any programming language ever written, and it is that very simplicity from which Tcl derives so much of its power.  Having an extremely powerful and truly cross platform GUI library built in doesn’t hurt things either.  Admittedly Tk (Tcl’s GUI library) is a touch outdated looking on *nix systems, but it is fully native on Windows and Mac.  However, the next release of Tcl should fix some issues with Tk by including a skinning engine by default.  Tcl was write once run anywhere long before Java was even a twinkle in Sun’s eye.  It is a very mature programming language dating back to the late 1980s.  Anyway, it’s definitely a fun language to work with.