OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 08:19:52 EDT 2021

I don't see much benefit in coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Tcl was so prominent it was actually listed in the HTML 4 reference spec as
one of three possible languages which could be used to write dynamic HTML
(VBScript, Tcl, Javascript).


Tcl being widely-deployed, cross-platform and free didn't lead to it being
used within web browsers. Despite all the apparent conditions necessary for
success it sank into obscurity.  It doesn't mean it's not the best thing
for job X, Y, Z, it just means few people are exploiting the benefits it
offers.  Same for Livecode, IMO.

"Men make history, just not on grounds of their own choosing".

Regards, Bernard

On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 10:36 PM Paul McClernan via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> > What seems to come out of your interesting historical observations is
> > that HyperCard went "wrong" when people had to start paying for it.
> >
>  I think it was a series of things that went wrong with HyperCard.
> Interestingly enough WINE (open source) and CodeWeavers (prop.) seem to
> > manage to co-exist and help each other successfully.

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