Why is tcl broken?

Fernando Mato Mira matomira at iname.com
Thu Jun 10 12:47:13 EDT 1999

Paul Duffin wrote:

> Whether the choice of language is a good or bad idea depends entirely on
> the context. i.e. environment and job to be done.
> You cannot avoid taking into account the context even if you only look
> at the language from a semantic / syntactic view point.

OK. Let's drop the word `choice'. Why do people think tcl is a bad
language then, strictly from a _design_ viewpoint? Let's assume
imperative languages are OK (responses like "it's not declarative"
are obvious and uninteresting and do not help comparing it to other
imperative languages).

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