Version 4 of Imagine a language

Updated 2004-05-14 00:43:12

Imagine a language in which was so easy to write code that code flowed a thousand keyboards, simply and correctly.

  • nobody would ever re-use code, they'd just write it again from scratch.
  • nobody would ever fix someone else's code, they'd just write another version with different bugs and more of the features they wanted.
  • nobody would ever have to worry about the architecture of underlying code, because nobody would ever have to interface with their code anyway.
  • there'd be little demand for repositories of code ... why bother? Except as templates for their personal rewrites, nobody ever need look at anothers' code.

Is that what we've got ourselves in Tcl?

If so, Tcl is a victim of its own success.

This page is for qualities of Tcl which properly fall into both Things holding Tcl back and Things pushing Tcl forward. Sometimes one relies too heavily on that which one does best, to the detriment of other things.