Using Rev as a multiplatform GUI to control perl and shell scripts -- or is Tcl/tk better?
alex at mindlube.com
Wed Oct 1 12:48:02 EDT 2003
On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 09:16 AM, Ben Collyer wrote:
> A friend said I should learn Tcl/Tk instead...... but is he right?
> opinions gratefully received
As Pierre mentioned- see the shell() function.
As for Tcl/Tk, I am not a tcl programmer, but I think that Revolution
is going to have similar capabilities as Tcl/Tk - in that they are both
high-level languages. Revolution is event-driven- I assume Tcl is also.
Revolution can compile relatively small, fast single-file executables
for many platforms, which I don't think Tcl can do.
Tcl/Tk some versions are Free, but Revolution is not.
Tcl/Tk may not come with a GUI builder tool like Revolution offers.
Tk apps used to be glacially slow- click a button and go get a cup of
coffee - kind of slow. I assume that is no longer an issue on today's
I would also compare Tcl/Tk's shell/task/process management functions
and see if it's any better than Revolution's offerings.
Also keep an eye on this new site by David Bovill <david at anon.nu>
"Open source environments which use Rev for rapid prototyping of fron
ends, but which relate to other componenets written in othe languages."
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com
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