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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:09 am   
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I do a little tcl/tk scripting and I've noticed
that not all distros install it by default.

Is the tcl shell currently installed on your system (tclsh)?
If not, would you go out of your way to install it.

I like tcl/tk, but maybe I should spend more time with perl and wxwidgets.

Is tcl fading into obscurity? :(

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:16 am   
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Gentoo64: TCL is tclsh is not. or at least the binary is not in $PATH
arch32: Tcl is not installed
arch64: tcl is not installed
Win7: ther is a tclsh command but it has nothing to do with tcl

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Yes, I neglected to omit Gentoo, Arch, LFS, etc... (custom systems)
I was mainly referring to popular mainstream distros,
to include all that are based on mainstream distros.

Does anyone here use tcl?
If so, how often?

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You mean those prepackaged ones that can never be set up exactly the way you want hand have so many unneeded dependencies it's obscene? pah to those!

Gentoo (or funtoo) if i'vegot the time to spare.

Arch if i don't.

Windows so I can remote into work if needed.

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It has definitely been trumped by Perl / Python / Ruby / etc from a scripting and programming perspective as far as I can tell. Tk is still part of the standard Python library.

Bash has always been the default shell on any non-solaris machine that I've ever used in the past 6 or so years, and I've never really felt compelled to use anything else.

I've come across a bit of TCL scripting as part of Altera's tools (for simulating, synthesizing, mapping, place and routing digital hardware), but they've started to abandon that in favor of Perl.

To me TCL always seemed like it was stuck somewhere in between being a programming language and being a shell, and didn't accel at either one - but then again I'm pretty biased since I haven't really tried using it much :)


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No, but welcome.

IMNSHEO, any OS that requires the command line for everyday use is worthless.

Any OS that don't have the option is useless.

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I see that my Slackware has tcl and tclx listed in pkgtool as being installed.

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antiX has tcl8.4and tk8.4 installed

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Thanks for the replies and hope still lingers for tcl

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tk-8.6-0.b1.2 and tcl-8.6-0.b1.1 on Mandriva 2009.1

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