why did these companies choose Tcl over Python

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at xemacs.org
Tue Oct 30 23:50:19 CET 2007


chewie54 <dfabrizio51 at gmail.com> writes:

>    Mentor Graphics ModelTech VHDL and Verilog simulator
>    Synopsys  Design Compiler and Primetime Static Timing Analyzer
>    Actel FPGA tools.

How old are these tools?  Tcl has been around as an extension language
for a long time, longer than most currently popular scripting
languages.  It is quite possible that some or all of these tools chose
Tcl simply because it was there when they were making the choice.



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