Ward invented wiki and is proud that it is so often cloned. Ward was brought here by Google[L1 ] which cites this as the number one wiki site, a fact that he attributes to replacing ? with / in the url.
Ward likes perl and expects that he should like Tk/Tcl even more. He read a book on Tk/Tcl once, but found this knowledge didn't help a bit working on a program written in Tk/Tcl objects. He has since read the Unix AIM client code which seemed straightforward enough.
-- CL responds: Ward, it is great to have you here!
I think you're wrong. This Wiki is indeed a successful one. However, people tell us it's only mediocre in its technology. Far more important than the separator advantage (do we all believe '/' is superior to '?'?) are social factors.
JCW nicely follows up, also on stardate May 23rd, 2005: this page has been around for a while. I think the only reason it came up again, is because someone felt an urge to spray a kilroy-was-here style message here :(
AM (23 september 2004) With respect to mediocre technology:
I suppose it would have been just as easy to create a Wiki with loads of editing functions, search facilities and so on. That, however, is not what makes a Wiki successful. This Wiki is particularly successful because an enthusiastic crowd of people contribute to it using devilishly simple-to-use techniques. I think that is far from mediocre - and quite in line with the maxim "It does not take a rocket scientist to program in Tcl"