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From: eugened at (Eugene Dragoev)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 23:23:59 -0400
Subject: The Future of Tk?
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For programmers using languages other than Tcl.
I recently "discovered" the latest stable version of Tcl/Tk (8.05) and
must say that was quite impressed by the simplicity and ease of use of
But I also found that while older versions of Tk were using lightweight
components (Some Java terminology :) the latest version is using native
components for things like scrollbars and buttons.
I don't want to say that this is bad for Tcl users but what about all
the other languages that use Tk? Isn't writting multiplatform GUI harder
using native components. I think Java made big step forward in
abandoning the native components and using lightweight ones in Swing.
Is there going to be any Tk implementation that will continue using
lightweight components?
What do you think?