> "Even Tcl/Tk ...."?  Better be a bit more careful about how you talk

Sorry, this was not meant that way.

"Even" I said because Tcl/Tk already *has* an IDE: TclPro. Nothing bad about
Tcl/Tk! It's the language that opened the door to the world of scripting to
me.

Franz GEIGER


"Conrad Schneiker" <schneik / us.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:OFC8DD0EE1.6F8FC05A-ON852569EE.0061F213 / raleigh.ibm.com...
> Franz GEIGER wrote:
>
> # Subject: Even Tcl/Tk goes ActiveSTATE
>
> "Even Tcl/Tk ...."?  Better be a bit more careful about how you talk
> about the people who are now in a position to invite you into their
> exclusive little club. :-) The least you could say is that this is
> potentially great news for keeping Ruby/Tk viable.
>
> # Tcl/Tk goes ActiveSTATE (see below). Shouldn't Ruby go ActiveSTATE
> # too?
>
> Sure (albeit cautiously so). But what would that involve in practice?
> Likely that they would need to hire at least one very strong
> low-level Ruby developer, and maybe take on Matz and the pragmatic
> duo as part-time consultants. And this probably means that you need to
> present ActiveState with a pretty strong business case to justify
> this.
>
> # Perl and Python are already there. Wouldn't it be a real push for
> # Ruby's popularity?
>
> Of course. But also recall, it was Perl and Python's *pre-existing*
> popularity that made them attractive to ActiveState in the first
> place.
>
> # And think of Komodo! An IDE for Ruby, with a visual debugger!
>
> Yup. I've previously mentioned this, but it bears repeating.
>
> # Any plans about this?
>
> Not that I know of. Want to make some?
>
> Conrad Schneiker
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