Python advocacy

Vetle Roeim vetler at ifi.uio.no
Tue Mar 7 16:22:53 CET 2000


* Fredrik Lundh
> Vetle Roeim <vetler at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> > Although I dislike Tcl, I believe it was not designed to scale. Try
> > reading ``The Tcl War'' <url:http://www.vanderburg.org/Tcl/war/>.
> > Basically, RMS complained about the limitations of Tcl, and various
> > people flame him and each other. But Osterhout explains the design
> > principles of Tcl.
> 
> according to his company, Tcl is the *only* scripting language
> "suitable for large server applications and other mission-critical
> enterprise uses".

yes.. well.. that's another story. I guess Tcl is used for things it
initially was not ment to be used for.
 
> guess Python's not really a scripting language ;-)

well.. what else should they say? perhaps something like this :

    "Tcl is the only scripting language suitable for large server
     applications and other mission-critical enterprise uses, if you
     only count the languages that were not initially designed for
     these tasks."

that would not be very smart ;-)



python-is-the-only-scripting-language-suitable-for-large-server-applications
  -and-other-mission-critical-enterprise-uses-<wink>-ly y'rs, vr



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