[MUD-Dev] Public Domain Client

J C Lawrence claw at cp.net
Wed Nov 24 12:04:39 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:47:44 -0500 
Jeremy Music <rezo at lords.com> wrote:

> Tcl is dawg-slow (personal opinion).

Tcl/TK is not inherently slow.  As with any language slow code can
be written with it, and Tcl certainly doesn't make that difficult
and it also varies the performance rules (slightly) across platforms
-- but fast performant code can be and often is written in Tcl.
Consider: 

  AolServer (the web server that Aol uses) uses Tcl for its internal
scripting language (ala PHP, ColdFusion etc), and their performance
rates are stellar (see Phillip Greenspun's site at
http://www.photo.net/wtr/thebook/).

Depending on what wou are doing, Tcl beats perl and Python on the
benchmarks, and perl wins on others, Python on others, etc.

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