Why Tcl/Tk?

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Thu Jul 28 00:41:36 CEST 2005

Jerry He <rebound1618 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm a little curious, why does most scripting
> languges(i.e. python and ruby) use Tcl/Tk rather than
> wx or Fox as its standard GUI? Although I did notice
> that the Vpython IDE that uses Tkinker starts up a lot
> faster than the DrPython IDE that uses wxpython. But
> that makes no sense, Tk is based on Tcl, a scripting
> language, but wx is written in C++. 

Old habits die hard.  Soon, these folks will die off, and we'll be left
with GTK+ or wxWidgets.

William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>, Toronto, Canada
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