[Novalug] Combining Tk with other languages -- was "Munging language"
Paul D. Bain
paulbain at cox.net
Thu Oct 29 21:26:23 EDT 2009
---- Wayne Dernoncourt <wayned at panix.com> wrote:
> Clif Flynt
> > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:31:53AM -0400, Paul D. Bain wrote:
> >> ...
> >> My question is this: If Perl is deficient in some
> >> respects, then which language is now best for "munging,"
> >> the transforming of messy input into cleaner, culled
> >> data? In yesteryear, Perl held this distinction -- does
> >> it still?
> > OK, no surprise to those who know me at all, but I
> > like Tcl/Tk for this.
> I used and developed with Tcl/Tk for years. I thought Tcl/Tk
> was great. It let me develop usable interfaces with drop
> down boxes, selection lists, graphs, etc. with a fairly
> straight forward language, some weirdness were the Tcl parts
> need to talk to the graphics stuff. I'm still looking for
> something that approaches the flexibility of Tcl/Tk (I
> could code on my Win98 system and it would work on Sun Solaris
> system). Does Python or Ruby approach the flexibility to
> construct user interfaces, etc.
My understanding is that Python+Tk is a common combination. IOW, after a Python programmer has finished creating a functioning, Python program (not a web application), he can create a user-friendly, GUI interface using Tk. I suspect that you could combine Tk with Ruby, too.
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