[Tutor] OT, Tcl & Python

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Mon Jul 18 09:56:29 CEST 2005


> Why do not do this entirely  in Python ?

The answer is in the original post:

>> > past. My motivation is the greater ease of deployment across 
>> > systems
>> > that Tcl seems to offer, with Starkits and Starpacks,

>> > cumbersome. A typical GUI app is approximately 5 MB in python,
>> > distributed as a collection of files in a folder, whereas a Tcl
>> > Starpack is a compact 1 MB, distributed as a single file 
>> > executable.

So primarily the OP was interested in small easily distributed files.
Tcl generally beats Python at that game.

Alan G. 



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