Migrating Tcl system to Python

Cameron Laird claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Mon Apr 10 19:41:00 CEST 2000

In article <Pine.GSO.4.10.10004100709320.26767-100000 at sundial>,
Moshe Zadka  <mzadka at geocities.com> wrote:
>Tcl has exactly two types: strings, and arrays mapping strings to
>strings. The problem is that those are often used to create
>data-structures in strange and unpredictable ways. Hence, no good
1.  There are different ways of counting.  It
    was long traditional to say that Tcl had
    only strings.
2.  That "strange and unpredictable" stuff is
    what Tclers think of as programming.

Mr. Zadka's right:  the prospects for general autotranslation
are bleak (you don't want to know about [trace] or [uplevel]),
but simple marshalling schemes generally work quite well.

Cameron Laird <claird at NeoSoft.com>
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