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Re: Partition information as text file?




On Sat, Feb 02, 2019 at 09:26:31AM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> On Sat 02 Feb 2019 at 10:58:09 (+0100), tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 01, 2019 at 07:05:53PM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> > > On Fri 01 Feb 2019 at 11:07:28 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> > > > On 02/01/2019 10:15 AM, David Wright wrote:
> > > > > [snip]
> > > > > 
> > > > > Interesting. I thought Tcl/Tk was for writing GUIs. ...
> > > > 
> > > > *CAVEAT* LECTOR
> > > > It is more like Tk being a GUI interface for Tcl.
> > > 
> > > Sure, and for several other languages, but I assume you wouldn't want
> > > a GUI interface for your text-producing script even if you write it
> > > in Tcl.
> > 
> > Tcl still makes for a reasonable scripting language. It's just a bit
> > different of most "modern" languages (except perhaps shell), so for
> > Perlies and Pythoners and PHPers it takes some "getting used" to.
> > 
> > But it is pretty powerful.
> 
> Yes, I remember Tkinter's thinness overlying it: it would occasionally
> be necessary to tickle the Tcl to get precisely what you wanted.
> 
> But as for being different, I've found nothing to approach Spitbol
> (a superior implementation of Snobol, which I ran on IBM 370s in the
> '70s and '80s and then on Vaxen into the mid-'90s). Fortunately
> when it fell by the wayside, I found Perl, with its associative
> arrays, and even an implementation of Perl on DOS, which kept me
> going until I started using Python on linux in late '95.

Yes, Snobol and its family was pretty interesting. FWIW, Tcl has
gained associative arrays.

Cheers
-- tomás

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