Why is tcl broken?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at compaq.com
Thu Jun 17 20:16:56 EDT 1999

Donn Cave wrote:
> But I think
> Tcl is syntactically more adaptable, where Python kind of makes
> a virtue of its fixed ways.

Yes, someone who likes languages with highly reconfigurable
syntax would perhaps like Tcl for that reason. Personally
I find that Python provides as much flexibility as I need
or want almost all the time. 

Python's keyword arguments are quite useful for designing 
little sub-languages for certain contexts. Tk's option
settings for widgets map naturally onto keyword arguments,
for example.


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