Re: Forms support in clients

Nathaniel Borenstein (
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 12:42:51 +0100

Excerpts from www-talk: 27-Sep-94 Re: Forms support in clients Karl
Auerbach@cavebear.c (4924)

> However, as someone else mentioned, the value of TCL is that it gives
> a means to express the sequence of execution, which just about all
> languages can do. And hence the value of TCL/TK is in TK, not TCL.

Fascinating. It's worth bearing in mind that John only built Tk as an
example of the *class* of things that Tcl made easier. Given that, in
the process, he produced what is arguably the world's best toolkit for
X11, it seems to me imprudent to dismiss out of hand John's own
interpretation of what he had done. If you ask John, I'm sure he'll
tell you that it is the Tcl language and architecture that made Tk what
it is. For my part, I believe him 100%.