A very hot place, managed by the Devil. That's where very bad people go when they die. It is often said that some programmers/operators/entrepreneurs actually come from this place, but nothing has been really proven yet.

In the context of Tcl, it refers to something very annoying like Quoting Hell, Exec Hell or any other references to Hell yet to be made up by frustrated users. Hell can be inflicted on the user by their own inability, general misinformation, idiosyncrasies of the language or just a very prosaic bug.

Programming Hell can easily drive a programmer out of their minds, and that's no lie.

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists -- that is why they invented hell. (Bertrand Russell)

Hmmm, I always associated hell with Perl, Java and C++. But some people love pain and call those heaven, or at least purgatory (depending on how you were brought up). Tcl is nearly perfect - just wish it was faster in some areas...(e.g., canvas) (David Bigelow)

From the big bestselling usually black book:

  • Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
  • Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea.
  • Rev 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
  • Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
  • Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
  • Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
  • Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
  • Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

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