I'm coming from Tcl-world ...

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Aug 3 23:24:20 CEST 2002


Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk> writes:

> I've always thought it was a pity that Tcl's event driven file i/o
> didn't catch on elsewhere. Python seems locked into an older world in
> its low level i/o mechanisms although at higher levels it's very clean.
> Polling feels inefficient, but I guess is very robust.

That kind of processing assumes that your language runtime owns a
mainloop. While this is a compromise that Tcl was willing to make, I
still think that must be left out of the programming language, and 
should be part of libraries.

Regards,
Martin




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