[erlang-questions] Running old code and TCL in particular
Thu Apr 4 23:08:44 CEST 2019
I remember my Expect scripts using TCL/Expect. A lot easier to change
than buggy 2019 Fabric scripts...
On 4/4/19 9:30 AM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> I've been having fun digging up some old programs to see if they still
> It's a good test of stability - can I run 20 year old code - or does
> it need a lot of fixing.
> Most (not all) of my pre 2000 Erlang still works - one advantage of
> using no NIFS
> and trying to write clean code.
> Most of my old TCL works (with the latest TCL)
> Most of my old makefiles and bash scripts still work.
> Most of my old C does not work (but then I always wrote crap C)
> Back to TCL -
> It's still great - when did we chuck gs? - I think this was a big mistake.
> The only thing wrong with TCL is the smallish user base and the somewhat cryptic
> Are there any other TCL fans out there?
> Specifically is anybody using TCL (latest) through sockets and "sans
> NIFS" as it were.
> Has anybody done the round trip Erlang -> TCL -> Erlang with binaries
> without loss of
> data - TCL's "everything is a string" philosophy does not mesh well
> with Erlang binaries :-)
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