why did these companies choose Tcl over Python
timr at probo.com
Wed Oct 31 08:06:59 CET 2007
chewie54 <dfabrizio51 at gmail.com> wrote:
>As an electronics engineer I use some very expensive EDA CAD tool
>programs that are scriptable using Tcl. I was wondering why these
>companies have choose to use Tcl instead of Python. Some of these
> Mentor Graphics ModelTech VHDL and Verilog simulator
> Synopsys Design Compiler and Primetime Static Timing Analyzer
> Actel FPGA tools.
Well, I recently did a development contract for Mentor, and the RFQ gave me
the choice of doing the library binding and diagnostic GUI in either Tcl or
Python. Naturally, I chose Python (and wxPython), and both the client and
I are quite happy with the result.
(Actually, I did a Tcl binding for them as well, and just writing the text
scripts reinforced my dislike for it...)
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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