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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl

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| Our series on the most popular programming languages continues as we chat to 
| Tcl creator John Ousterhout 


A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

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| 1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to 
| weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed 
| due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper 
| capitalization.   
| 1842 - Ada Lovelace writes the first program. She is hampered in her efforts 
| by the minor inconvenience that she doesn't have any actual computers to run 
| her code. Enterprise architects will later relearn her techniques in order to 
| program in UML.   



Tcl/Tk - Recent Advances

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| There has been a lot of news in the Tcl/Tk community the last month or so,
| and I thought it's time to compile them here since Coccinella is written in
| Tcl. Tcl's windowing toolkit, Tk, has been "known" to be ugly and outdated.
| With the 8.5 release last December the tile package, now named ttk (Themed
| Tk), is included in the core which brings true native widgets on Windows
| (yes, Vista too) and Mac. Since Mac is my native platform, I can tell you
| that Tk beats both Qt and gtk, but perhaps I haven't seen the latest of them.


Latest Release: Tcl/Tk 8.5.0 (Dec 20, 2007)

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| The 8.5 release was a long time in development, and brought about several
| good enhancements to Tcl/Tk.

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