why did these companies choose Tcl over Python
dfabrizio51 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 20:01:16 CET 2007
On Oct 31, 3:06 am, Tim Roberts <t... at probo.com> wrote:
> chewie54 <dfabrizi... 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, t... at probo.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
I would like to use Python and C and wxWidgets for my EDA CAD program.
to put most of the program core in an Python extension and GUI in
I do need to get publishing quality vector graphics outputs from this
one of my concerns is if the wxWidgets will work for this or will I
have to use
something like openGL or Cairo.
Did your work for Mentor include a high quality graphics output?
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